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Garlic

Other names: garlic clove

Garlic (Allium sativum common garlic) is part of the "lily" family and is closely related to shallots, garlic-chives, and leeks. The bulb is made of a series of bulblets called cloves. The garlic bulb has a papery exterior skin that varies in color from white to purple. There are many varieties of garlic with the "sativum" or "softneck" being the most common variety.
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Substitute for garlic

garlic chives, onions, shallots, leeks, 1/4 tsp minced dried garlic, 1/4 tsp garlic juice, 1/2 tsp garlic salt

Equivalents

1 clove, small   =   1/2 tsp minced
1 head = 8 to 15 cloves
1sm clove = 1/2 tsp minced
1 tsp minced = 1 to 2 medium cloves

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#11215)
Serving Size
1 cup (136 grams)
Calories
203
Total Fat
1g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
23mg
Potassium
545mg
Total Carbohydrates
45g
  Dietary Fiber
3g
  Sugars
1g
Protein
9g
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Recipes

Garlic Salsa
A simple garlic salsa made with 10 garlic cloves, fresh chopped parsley and dried red pepper flakes.
Grilled Green Garlic
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Penne served with a sauce of green garlic, parsley, ricotta, butter and Parmesan cheese.
Roasted Garlic Puree
Use as a base for garlic bread or on toasted baguette slices.
Shrimp with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette
Cooked shrimp are tossed with olive oil, garlic, lemon, parsley and thyme.
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