Garlic Gourmet: Hearty Recipes for a Beloved Herb

We may think of garlic as just another culinary ingredient, but throughout history it’s been a cure-all for everything from disease epidemics to depression. Not bad for something once called the “stinking rose.” Garlic not only tastes good, it’s good for you too. With antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it can boost immunity, inhibit tumor growth, and discourage intestinal parasites. It helps the heart as well. Effective for preventing blood clots and studied for its ability to improve circulation, it can reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease. Rich in organosulfur compounds, garlic can help lower cholesterol and fight inflammation. With such a flavorful history and important health benefits, it’s time to add garlic to your culinary dishes. Try These Recipes: Garlic Parmesan Crisps Garlic Shrimp Roasted Squash with Garlic and Thyme Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup