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Garlic, raw

Common Name: Garlic

A native of Europe and Central Asia, garlic was well-known to ancient Egyptians way back in 2600 BC. Along with onion, garlic was fed to thousands of tired and famished workers engaged in the gruelling task of building the great pyramid of Cheops.

Garlic is a hardy bulbous annual, with narrow flat leaves a pungent and acid flavour and acknowledged medicinal value. Like onion, the entire bulb (‘cloves’) is almost without odour but, once cut or bruised, they produce an intensely strong and characteristic odour. Garlic is used in vegetable, meat and poultry dishes, especially in casserole,stew and marinade. A favourite in Chinese cuisine, garlic is fast becoming popular in Europe and USA.

Garlic oil finds use in ready made spice – mixes, pharmaceuticals and disinfectants. Garlic is cultivated in most parts of India. some of the internationally acclaimed varieties of Indian garlic are ‘Poona’, ‘Nasik’, ‘Madurai’, and ‘Jamnagar’. Besides garlic powder and dehydrated flakes, India also exports oil and oleoresin with all constituents intact but without its pungent odour.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 clove.
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Other serving sizes: 1 cup, 1 lb, 1 oz, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 100g, 3 cloves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 149
Calories From Fat (3%) 4.19
Calories From Protein (12%) 17.7
Calories From Carbohydrates (85%) 127.11
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.09g <1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.25g
Trans Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg <1%
Potassium 401mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 33.06g 11%
Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugar 1g
Sugar Alcohols g
Net Carbohydrates g
Protein 6.36g 13%
Vitamin A 9IU <1%
Vitamin C 31.2mg 52%
Calcium 181mg 18%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Vitamin E 0.08mg <1%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.2mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.11mg 6%
Niacin 0.7mg 4%
Vitamin B6 1.24mg 62%
Folate 3mcg <1%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.6mg 6%
Vitamin K 1.7mcg 2%
Phosphorus 153mg 15%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Zinc 1.16mg 8%
Copper 0.3mg 15%
Manganese 1.67mg 84%
Selenium 14.2mcg 20%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 58.58g 0%