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You know how in cartoons it would always show vampire's hating garlic? *ding goes the lightbulb*
Guess there won't be any vampires around me because I LOVE garlic. I actually never realised the incredible health benefits until only recently. I used to eat it for the flavour. I live in Thailand whose cuisine's staple ingredient is garlic. It's used in pretty much every dish.
Garlic also has incredible medicinal properties. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels. It has been used to treat colds and coughs as it has been found to help boost the immune system and even ease asthma symptoms. Garlic is highly nutritious with very few calories.
I have a recipe that is going to get your garlic lovers (and gut-health enthusiasts) extremely excited. This is something that I like to regularly have a stock of at home, and not going to lie even enjoy as a snack every now and then. It can be slightly time consuming to make but it has a very long shelf-life. The reason I mention gut-health enthusiasts is because this recipe is for pickled fermented garlic. Pickled foods (similar to fermented foods) provide a good source healthy probiotic bacteria, keeping your digestion in check and gut happy.
Enjoy these as a snack, top it on salads, include it in sandwiches; there are plenty of probiotic possibilities!
10 heads fresh garlic
1 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tbsp honey
Peel garlic skin.
Add 1 cup apple cider vinegar then fill the rest with water until the garlic cloves are completely submerged. Close lid and let sit at room temperature for 1 week.
Drain liquid from jar. Combine coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar and honey then pour into jar with garlic cloves. If the garlic cloves are not completely covered, add water until they are.
Let jar sit at room temperature for 2 weeks (or longer. the longer they sit, the better the flavours).