April is Garlic Month!
All About Garlic: The word garlic is derived from the old English word garlēac, meaning gar spear and leek, as in a spear-shaped leek. Garlic is a perennial flowering plant that produces pink to purple flowers from July to September in the Northern Hemisphere. The bulb of the garlic can contain up to 20 cloves that vary in shape
Tip #1: Garlic is member of the onion family and a close relative to the shallot, chive, leek, and scallion
Tip #2: Garlic is rich in Vitamins C, B, A, K and Selenium
Tip #3: Possible health benefits include:
- easing cough and cold symptoms
- improved blood pressure and cholesterol profiles
- decreasing risk for heart disease
- reduced risk for dementia
- prevention of neurodegenerative diseases
- wound healing
- bone health
- blood sugar regulation
- aid digestion
- acne prevention
- and so much more!
Tip #4: Best way to enjoy garlic is chopped, crushed, sliced, minced, or even juiced
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower RecipeIngredients
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large head cauliflower, separated into florets
1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
Place the olive oil and garlic in a large resealable bag. Add cauliflower, and shake to mix. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown