Morado Garlic - 1 head
Due to its high quality and intense flavour, Morado garlic is one of the most appreciated varieties in the national and international markets.
It has an intense scent, a spicy flavour and an average size of 8 to 10 cloves.
Why are they good for you?
Allicin, which can be found in garlic, and especially in morado garlic, has antioxidant and hypoglycemic properties. Thus, although this component does not have any nutritional value, it does have a positive impact in our body ́s health.
Because of the antioxidant power it has it reduces considerably the presence of free radicals in our body, and can contribute to prevent cancer. Furthermore the hypoglycemic properties can help to lower the levels of sugar in our body which also makes our diet healthier. Additionally garlic has a low calorie count and that makes it of great help for weight control.
Why Morado garlic is special?
- Strong scent
- High content of allicin
Throughout ancient history, the main use of garlic was for its health and medicinal properties.
Its use was well documented by many major civilizations, including the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese.
Scientists now know that most of its health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed.
Perhaps the most famous of those is known as allicin. However, allicin is an unstable compound that is only briefly present in fresh garlic after it’s been cut or crushed.
Other compounds that may play a role in garlic’s health benefits include diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine.
The sulfur compounds from garlic enter the body from the digestive tract and travel all over the body, where it exerts its potent biological effects.
Calorie for calorie, garlic is incredibly nutritious.
One clove (3 grams) of raw garlic contains (5Trusted Source):
Manganese: 2% of the Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin B6: 2% of the DV
Vitamin C: 1% of the DV
Selenium: 1% of the DV
Fiber: 0.06 grams
Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1
This comes with 4.5 calories, 0.2 grams of protein and 1 gram of carbs.
Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything you need.
(source : https://www.healthline.com )
Onion and garlic both contain fructans (oligosaccharides) and therefore during a restrictive phase of the low FODMAP diet, they should be excluded from the diet.
Garlic infused olive oil can be used instead of your regular oil. You can buy it from most big supermarkets. Avoid making homemade garlic-infused oil as there is a risk of botulism.
Use other low FODMAP flavours include ginger, fresh herbs, spices, lemon and lime juice if you are missing the flavour of onion and garlic.
(source : https://freelancedietitians.org )
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