• Fresh garlic is available from August to October in Nova Scotia.
• Growing it near other vegetables, such as tomatoes, can help protect against pests.
• Once garlic is cut or chopped, an antioxidant called allicin is created. Allicin contains antibiotic and antifungal properties.
Storage, Preparation and Cooking Tips
• Garlic bulbs can keep for many months if stored at between 4 and 16°C in a dark, dry place. When you begin to remove cloves from the bulb, it will reduce its shelf life.
• Garlic can be roasted whole but for most recipes the cloves must be separated from the bulb and peeled from its skin before use.
• Garlic is a great addition to many dishes, such as salad dressings, pasta dishes or dips.