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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


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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1 cup (136 grams)
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