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From: Frank (
Subject: Don't you DARE...
Date: November 11, 2003 at 6:21 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Gilroy Farms crushed garlic? posted by Eliz on November 10, 2003 at 9:09 am:

...used pre-crushed garlic! Once you crush or mince garlic, you expose the insides to air, which oxidizes it and the flavor goes downhill almost immediately. Minced/crushed garlic in jars try to slow this by keeping it immersed in soybean or some other vegetable oil. Yuk!

Gilroy Farms and Christopher Ranch are great companies (from Gilroy, CA - the garlic capital of the world, no joke) and though they produce this crushed garlic in jars, don't buy it. Buy whole garlic heads from the grocery, store them in a container with holes for airflow (never refrigerate garlic!), and peel and crush/mince the garlic just before you use it. It will taste so much better, and retain all the health advantages (lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, among other things)

Frank, a garlic lover

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