Garlic (allium sativum) have been used for thousands of years and has been recorded in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, Russia and Europe. Garlic was dedicated by Roman soldiers to Mars, their god of war. It has been used to ward off demons. It has been known as russian penicillin and has been used to treat ear infections, cholera and typhus.

Known as a natural anti-biotic, garlic was used during both world wars to disinfect wounds. This anti-oxidant is also believed to help lower cholesterol. Garlic contains an antimicrobial agent known as allicin and can easily be added to many foods. Research is now being done on the treatment of cancers with garlic.

-see also:
"Garlic" is in the HS Code "0703.20"
  - - Garlic

"Garlic" is in the UNSPSC Code "51212007"
  Garlic

Ref: 123766/2006-09-19

Garlic refers to a vegetable that grows as a bulbous plant consisting of a single head or bulb that can be easily separated into smaller parts known as cloves, all individually wrapped in papery skins. Each clove is tightly connected to the other cloves with layers of the papery skins, which form the bulb head. Garlic, like onions, leeks and scallions, is a member of the allium family and is one of the most widely used fresh or dried seasonings in food dishes. In a raw form, it is pungent and slightly bitter flavored but it becomes very mild and sweet tasting when sautéed or baked. The distinctive flavor of fresh garlic is released in varying intensities, depending of the method of prepartion. Listed in order of intensity from highest to lowest flavor release, the most intense flavor is achieved by pressing garlic while crushing, mincing, chopping, slicing and browing decreases the amount of flavor accordingly.
Green garlic, is one type of garlic that is the early stage of growth before the cloves begin to form. Similar to a fresh green onion or leek that is not fully matured, Green galic has a green leafed shoot attached to a very small white bulb. When purchased, green garlic is much milder than mature garlic and is often used as a flavoring for salads and mildly flavored garlic seasonings.

-see also:
"Garlic" is in the HS Code "0703.20"
  - - Garlic

"Garlic" is in the UNSPSC Code "10151510"
  Garlic seeds or seedlings

Ref: 86231/2006-09-13


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