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Garlic - The Tastiest Medicine

Pungent when raw and almost sweet when cooked, garlic is almost always a crowd favorite. While it is botanically considered a vegetable, we tend to use it more like an herb or spice in the kitchen - adding the most delicious layers of flavors and aromas to any meal. Additionally, garlic has garnered attention by acting as a medicinal herb with powerful antioxidant components as it has been used for over 5,000 years as food, medicine, and spiritual protection.

Garlic contains chemical compounds that combine to make an extremely potent antioxidant known as allicin. Allicin has been found to be a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticancer agent. Garlic contains a certain sulfur compound called alliin, which is converted to the antioxidant allicin by way of enzyme reactions. Alliin and the enzymes needed to create allicin are stored in different parts of the p