Product: Garlic Chips
Latin Name: Allium sativum
Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae
Other Names: Ail, Ajo, Camphor of the Poor, Clove Garlic, Da Suan, Lasun, Lasuna, Nectar of the Gods, Poor Man's Treacle, Rason, Rust Treacle & Stinking Rose.
Description: Garlic is a bulbous herbaceous, annual, herb, native to central Asia, which can now be found growing in most temperate regions of the world. It can grow to a height of 30-70cm, the leaves form a soft pseudo stem made up of overlapping alternate leaf sheaths, which are long, thin, flat and lanceolate in shape and pale to mid-green in colour. The inflorescences form single globes of many individual flowers that are white to pinkish-purple in colour. The compound bulb is made up of 4-20 crescent shaped pieces known as ‘cloves’, and each clove weighs about 1g.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that garlic can be a powerful ally in the garden? The antifungal and antiviral properties in garlic make it ideal to help protect plants such as roses from being attacked by aphids! Garlic is rich in sulphur and can help to deter garden pests and bugs. Try making a tea or decoction of garlic chips and spray on the top and undersides of the leaves of roses and other plants that are attacked by aphids. The garlic tea can also be used to help deter slugs from munching tour hosta plants, spray onto or water the hosta plants with the garlic solution. Garlic chips can be sprinkled on the garden to help deter slugs and cats.
Ingredients: Dried, chipped cloves of Allium sativum.
In the kitchen garlic goes with just about every savoury food you can cook, add to soups, sauces, stews, sprinkle into pasta and on to pizza, add to butter and herbs to make your own garlic bread. A decoction of garlic can be added to lotions, creams and foot powders where antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties are required.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.