Garlic is a favorite ingredient in many dishes around the world. Garlic adds such a great flavor and added depth to savory dishes. But garlic is also useful when it comes to illness. It is known to boost the immune system because of its natural healing properties and prevent major illnesses like flu and even cancer. Preserving garlic is a terrific way to keep garlic on hand for both your cooking and for natural remedies!
“Garlic is one of the healthiest and most medicinal foods. It contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s nature’s greatest antibiotic, which is why it’s often used in natural remedies for almost any kind of infection. Fresh garlic is believed to prevent certain types of cancer, including lung, prostate, and colon cancer (source). Garlic is also used to treat sinus congestion, fever, asthma, allergies, and the cold and flu, as well as protecting the heart.
I juice garlic every day and I add it to a majority of my savory dishes. Whenever I feel I have something coming on, I reach for extra garlic. It’s easiest to crush a clove and mix it with raw honey for a double whammy of goodness. Garlic is always on hand at our house!
When garlic was in season in Oklahoma, I would buy double what I needed for the week. I’d come home and preserve half of it in this manner. It turns out, I did not preserve enough, as I recently found myself running low. So, I ordered some from my very favorite source, Tropical Traditions, because I know they only have the highest quality organic produce that comes from small family farms in rural southwestern Wisconsin. I don’t know where the garlic at the grocery store comes from; often it isn’t even the United States.”
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