Garlic, white in colour, is a bulbous plant and are divided into many cloves. It belongs to family Amaryllidaceae and its botanical name is Allium sativum. Commonly it is known as ‘lehsun’ or ‘lassan’in India.
Garlic is rich in –
Apart from these nutritional values Garlic is important source of Vitamin B1 as well as Sulphur. Garlic is of great medicinal importance. It reduces the chance of high cholesterol and blood sugar as well if taken raw early morning. Dietary intake of Garlic prevents cancer. However, Garlic is beneficial if taken without or low spice (preferably boiled or raw).
Ways to consume Garlic –