Garlic is found in practically every type of cuisine, but its popularity seems to be greatest in Central and South American, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Southeast Asian cuisine. As any good home chef knows nothing compares to fresh garlic but that doesn't mean that dehydrated garlic shouldn't play a vital role in your kitchen. In fact over the last twenty years garlic consumption is up over 1,000% to more than 3.5 lbs. being consumed by each person in the U.S. each year. And of all that consumed garlic more than 75% of it is in the dehydrated form. All of our garlic is now Certified Organic.
While it is widely believed that California is the garlic capital of the world in actuality the majority of garlic consumed in the US now comes from China. This isn’t a big deal to everyone but over the years we've heard from more than a few customers who prefer California grown garlic. We couldn't agree more - there have been several studies (scientific taste tests) that have continuously shown that California garlic tastes better than imported garlic.
The National Food Laboratory conducted brix tests in which it was found that California garlic is about 42 percent solid compared to only about 37% for Chinese garlic. What does that mean exactly? This makes California garlic heavier and denser. The lab also measured the odiferous compound in garlic called allicin. Allicin is released when the bulb is crushed. The results for the California garlic showed over 4,400 ppm [parts per million] of allicin compared to just 3,500 ppm for the Chinese.
While Chinese garlic is certainly less expensive we've made the decision to only offer Gilroy, California grown Garlic as we do believe that Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World. If you want to see a bit more on our big California Garlic decision you'll see that we worked hard to replace all of our garlic products with US grown Garlic. So not only do you get better flavor but you're supporting California farmers as well.
For handy garlic conversions use: 1 fresh garlic clove = 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic flakes.
To achieve full flavor it takes about 20 minutes but you can notice the taste in a much shorter amount of time. If you are looking for more garlic flavor and texture then you will want to try our Roasted Garlic Flakes and if you have a recipe where garlic flavor, but not texture or bulk, is called for then try Garlic Powder. Granulated garlic is more easily dispersed than garlic flakes and provides more bulk and thickening than powdered garlic. We also carry a California grown Roasted Granulated Garlic that is sure to tweak your taste buds!
Minced Garlic is especially good with just about anything savory.
Minced Garlic works well in combination with most spices and herbs.
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CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!
Like most spices, garlic should be stored in air tight containers and placed in an cool dark place. For maximum freshness, store excess in a plastic airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep a shaker or small container with the rest of your spices for convenience.
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