Common Name : Garlic
Botanical Name : Allium sativum L.
Garlic plant is a biennial herb. Its bulb is
a compound one and consists of small bulbs or bulbils termed
"cloves". Each clove is formed from the axil of an
outer cylindrical leaf that serves a protective function and
an inner storage leaf surrounding the bud. The group of small
segments or cloves is surrounded by a thin white or pinkish
sheath. The flavour of garlic is more powerful than other bulb
Choosing garlic, hold the bulb with your hand and give a light
squeeze. If any of the cloves are hollow means the garlic is
no good. If all cloves are firm is a keeper.
Garlic have many usage, Chinese recipes used
lots of garlic for cooking. They are chop up, whole bulb, crush
and grind. Other usage are pickle, eaten raw, mixed with other
Eating garlic regularly found to reduce blood pressure and lower
Garlic can be store in the open on a netted plastic container
and used daily until finish.