Garlic is an annual or a perennial, herbaceous plant. Its bulbs are used as a condiment in various dishes, but they are also known for their medicinal properties. Garlic can be eaten raw or cooked. Cooking makes its smell less strong. Garlic adds flavor to dishes, without extra calories. When we use garlic in our recipes, we can reduce the amount of salt we use. Garlic is rich in manganese, vitamins B6 and C, while it is considered to be a good source of selenium. It acts as an antibiotic and it is beneficial to gastrointestinal system. It is considered to be expectorant and antipyretic and it is used to fight arteriosclerosis. Also, it helps reduce blood pressure and it prevents colon cancer.
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