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How To Cook with Garlic To Reap All Its Goodness

Garlic is so very good for you, but it needs to be prepared a special way if you are to reap all its healthful benefits.

Web MD is reporting that when you are cooking garlic it needs to be crushed in order to conserve its healthy anti-clotting compounds. Seems that most studies on garlic have been performed on raw, but the majority of folks cook it. So press it with a garlic press and only cook it for between 3 and 6 minutes. Sounds like we all might have to alter some recipes a bit to save those garlic compounds.

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Marci Marci 10 years
I've read that you should add the crushed garlic at the end of cooking but I never remember to do that. I'll have to try harder! Thanks for the reminder. :)
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Sweet! Thank you i heart monster! I can't wait to eat garlic again. :DANCE:
SunshineDaydream SunshineDaydream 10 years
So, if you eat minced or diced, it doesn't have the same effect?
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i think its more like minced i heart monster. i dunno lol. i love garlic tho. it makes everything so tasty
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
Hey rubialala - the same thing happened to my girlfriend. She went to her doctor and he rxed her some medication for it. Now she takes the pill before she eats any garlic and she has no complaints. I would recommend asking your doctor about it.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I have a question. Before I had my son I could eat all of the garlic I wanted with no problem. I LOVE garlic! Since I've given birth FOUR YEARS AGO, I can't even eat a dish that has a little garlic in it, let alone garlic fries or roasted garlic slathered on sourdough (:DROOL:) without getting the worst heartburn EVER. What's up with that and is there anything I can do about it?
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
Mmmmm. Garlic. How do pizza joints put it on their pies I wonder? crushed or diced?
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