Not all people love garlic… But it doesn’t matter, because Garlic Lovers Day was created for those who love a spicy vegetable and can’t imagine many dishes without it. It can be added anywhere, the main thing is to know the measure. October 6 is the best day for experiments!
It is believed that garlic appeared in India 5000 years ago. However, people did not like its pungent smell, so its use was limited in medicine. In cooking, it began to be used in the Renaissance. It was believed that food with garlic was intended for the poor – perhaps because of the unremarkable appearance. And only at the end of the 19th century, cooks appreciated it at its true worth. Today, the vegetable is used in almost all cuisines of the world.
Garlic is also wrapped in mystical moments. We all watched films about vampires: remember what scared them away? Nobody knows where these stories came from. Probably, the specific smell from the mouth after consumption is to blame. By the way, thioethers in its composition are responsible for this.
The vegetable is extremely useful: it is able to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, minimizes the load on the heart, and helps fight parasites in the intestines. And it also slows down the aging process, containing allicin, which neutralizes free radicals. For this substance to appear, you just need to press on the clove and leave for 15 minutes.
Curious things about garlic:
- is a relative of onions;
- contains from 2 to 50 cloves;
- stems can reach 1,5 meters in height;
- contains antibiotics;
- it was found in the sarcophagi of mummies – historians believe that ritual meanings are involved here.
How to celebrate
Buy garlic and celebrate it in the kitchen! Prepare your favorite family dish or surprise your family with new culinary masterpieces. Love experiments? You will be surprised, but cloves are even added to desserts, for example, to ice cream – why not try it yourself?
When is Garlic Lovers Day in 2022?
Garlic Lovers Day is observed on October 6 each year.