Roasted garlic has a unique flavor that is unlike any other! When roasted, the sharp bite of fresh garlic diminishes and soft, golden, aromatic cloves are left behind to provide you with the ideal cooking accompaniment. Try adding these tasty cloves into some of our favorite dishes, such as our Butternut Squash Vegetable Lasagna, Red Lentil Spinach and Sorghum Bowl, Red Curry Lentils and Vegetables, or Sorghum and Black Bean Chili.
Adding garlic to your favorite recipes is a great way to amp up the nutrition to a dish, as it is an excellent source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and selenium. Garlic also has many health benefits–in a study published in “Lipids in Health and Disease,” researchers found that garlic consumption significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (1). This is believed to occur through reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Garlic has also been attributed with lowering blood pressure, preventing hardening of arteries, lowering triglyceride levels and reducing blood clots (1). All of these benefits mean eating garlic on a regular basis can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Not only is garlic good for preventing heart disease, but it’s also thought to have anti-tumor and anti-microbial effects, and it shows benefit on high blood glucose concentration (2). So, with all of these health benefits, try adding roasted garlic to your recipes for additional flavor and health.
(2) Bayan, L, et al. Garlic: A review of potential therapeutic effects. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2014 Jan-Feb; 4(1): 1–14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/