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Garlic

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About This Food

Description

Garlic is considered by some to be the world's most healing food. Boasting more than 100 sulfur compounds, the unmistakable smell and flavor of garlic is due to a phytonutrient called allicin.

The "stinking rose"  is a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent and has been used as far back as the time of Hippocrates as a medicine.

Recent research shows garlic benefits the cardiovascular system, promotes cellular health and aids in cancer prevention, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and even helps to balance blood sugar.

Along with allicin, garlic also delivers phytonutrients including allicin, ajoene and sulfides.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=5,346

Selecting & Storing

Purchase firm, plump bulbs of garlic with dry, papery skins. Store fresh garlic in an open container in a cool, dark place for up to 8 weeks. Once a clove is broken from the bulb, the individual cloves will keep from 3 to 10 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 clove(s)

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Calories: 4

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 9 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.01 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
1 g
ALA
1 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.99 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.93 g
Sugars
0.03 g
Fiber
0.06 g
Protein
0.19 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0.27 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.94 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.05 mg
0%
Folate
0.09 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
0.7 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
5.43 mg
1%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.05 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.75 mg
0%
Manganese
0.05 mg
2%
Phosphorous
4.59 mg
0%
Potassium
12.03 mg
0%
Selenium
0.43 mcg
1%
Sodium
0.51 mg
0%
Zinc
0.03 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.15 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0.48 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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