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You’ll Forget About Regular Garlic Once You Check Out Its Black Version

There is no recipe in this world that cannot be upgraded by simply adding garlic. Garlic brings a whole new aroma and taste to your food. Missing out on it should be classified as a culinary crime. But just like everyone else, garlic has a cooler cousin called black garlic.

Getty Images | From what we’ve gathered, black garlic is a superfood

What to Expect When Eating Black Garlic

Now, you are probably wondering what is black garlic? You’ve only seen the white one, we’re sure. Well, to put it in plain words, black garlic is the fermented version of regular garlic. Once the garlic ferments, it develops a new texture that is similar to jelly, making it jiggly and chewy in nature.

They also end up with a sweet taste with a twist of tanginess and can relate to the taste of balsamic vinegar and figs. It is quite common in Asian countries to eat black garlic, one reason for its popularity being the warm and humid weather that aids the fermentation process. But, black garlic is more than just a simple treat as it has many benefits as well.

Pexels | If you want to try out black garlic, all you have to do is leave your regular garlic out for a few days and you’ve got yourself some black garlic

Benefits of Black Garlic

  1. Strengthening the immune system

Black garlic is found to be full of antioxidants that support the fight against free radicals, lowers inflammation, and most importantly, lowers oxidative damage to your cells. Now, these are not baseless claims. In a 2012 study, it was found that black garlic was far more efficient in supporting the immune system when compared to regular garlic.

  1. Fighting cancer

In a study conducted in 2014 on the ability of black garlic for fighting colon cancer, it was discovered that black garlic extract was able to lower the growth rate and contain the spreading of leukemia cells. Since black garlic is antioxidant in nature, it has been shown to have anti-carcinogenic effects.

  1. Balancing blood sugar levels

There have been few studies that link the correlation between black garlic and blood sugar levels. Scientists believe that it may be essential when it comes to preventing diabetes and bettering the metabolic and vascular problems that are often caused by high-sugar intake.

Lori Rice | Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the strong garlic flavor because the fermentation process rids the garlic of its strong flavor

Brb, leaving some garlic out to ferment. Take it from us, you should be doing the same asap.

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