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.
Minced Garlic, 1/4lb
Garlic is native to Asia, but numerous cultivars are now grown commercially all over the world and in every US state but Alaska. Like its botanical cousins, onion, leek, shallot and chive, garlic is the perfect partner to tomato-based foods.
Dried, minced garlic is a great way to enjoy fresh garlic flavor in foods and—as an added bonus—has a long shelf life.