Common garlic, also known as Poor Man's Treacle and Russian Penicillin, is widely used in virtually every cuisine in the world. The vegetable and herb has been around for so long that it’s difficult to say for certain where it originated or when it was first unearthed, although it is like a native of Asia. Beyond the fresh garlic thwarting vampires and offending anyone in close proximity after eating a bulb or two, granulated and powdered garlic affords flavor with a reduced “bite” and a long shelf life without refrigeration.
Garlic Powder, 1/4lb
Garlic has been used as food and medicine for thousands of years, particularly in China, Egypt and Greece. As the properties of this herb became known throughout 17th century Europe, garlic was commonly infused in wine as a preventative tonic to the plague. During World Wars I and II, field physicians used garlic internally and externally on soldiers to fight infection and gangrene.
Garlic powder provides an easy way to enjoy the taste of garlic in food, or the powder can be encapsulated for use as a dietary supplement.