A member of the onion and leek family, garlic is one of the most commonly used ingredients worldwide with a distinctive aroma. Fresh garlic is harvested, dried and available all year. The bulbs consist of individual cloves, which are wrapped in the fine papery skin. Garlic can be eaten cooked or raw and added a kick to many dressings, sauces or dips. Raw garlic is great for making garlic butter for topped cooked meat or fish or even a simple garlic bread. It adds wonderful flavour to many savoury dishes such as curries, soups and casseroles.
A typical 100g portion of garlic contains, 149 calories, 33g carbohydrate, 0.5g fat and 6.4g protein.