Ten fun facts about Garlics
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There is a myth, according to Islamic mythology, that garlic grew in the left footprint of Satan after he left the Garden of Eden. An onion grew in the right.
The juice within the cloves bulbs can be used as an adhesive in fixing glass and porcelain.
Ancient cultures believed that garlic could protect people from evil spirits. They also believed it helped ensure healthy child birth, as it was placed in a room where a birth was taking place.
The sulfur compounds in garlic only become active when the garlic is exposed to oxygen or cut. You can experiment by cutting garlic, smelling it, then cutting it again.Fact 5
There are pink, white and violet varieties of garlic and while they are members of the lily family, are often called the 'pungent rose'.Fact 6
It is considered one of the healthiest foods on Earth. It was even called the 'Russian penicillin' and given to the soldiers during World War 2.Fact 7
If your hands smell like garlic, the smell can be removed by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object.Fact 8
Garlic has shown to help maintain balanced blood sugar levels, because it helps increase the release of insulin and also lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol.Fact 9
Garlic can be hard to identify. One of the most well known garlic, 'elephant garlic', is actually a wild leek.Fact 10
Many medicinal uses for garlic have been tried, including infections, digestive disorders, a scurvy preventative and in AIDS patients with cryptosporidium. Go to more food facts ❯
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