View Full Version : anyone dehydrate garlic?
10-15-2009, 07:49 PM
As cold/flu season ramp up I am trying to figure out how to get more garlic into my diet since it is a great anti-viral and anti-bacterial. I love baked garlic but I know raw garlic is just so much more potent. But it is hard to eat raw...so I was wondering if anyone had ever dehydrated garlic and how it turned out? sort of like baked garlic? thanks!
10-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Nope I haven't but... did you know it's the green shoot part of the garlic (and the inner heart as well) that is the medicinal part of the garllic?
If you peel off the outer part, and then just swallow the inner part (with the shoot attached) - you will get all the benefits without the smell of garlic AND it's easier to take!
Just a thought...
10-15-2009, 11:14 PM
Garlic loving ears perking up here....how did I not know this?! Is the green shoot a sign of youth? It is not in older, really ripe garlic, is it?
Sorry muppet, don't have an answer to your question :p
10-16-2009, 10:43 AM
wow, that is interesting i never heard about the green shoot part. where did you find out about it i would love to read more!
and anyone out there dehydrate a bulb? cause if it tastes at all like roasted garlic--love!
10-16-2009, 10:57 AM
haven't read about it. done it my whole life. grama always had use peel it and drink it down like a pill :)
and it always worked :)
10-16-2009, 10:57 AM
oh and the shoot is the sign of sprouting!!! so you know the enzymes are activated!
10-16-2009, 12:27 PM
I've found the garlic cloves pickled with my pickles much milder.
would try dehydrating too to see, I would prefer post-pickling.
Don't know how that would effect the anti-micro properties however...
10-16-2009, 09:40 PM
As cold/flu season ramp up I am trying to figure out how to get more garlic into my diet since it is a great anti-viral and anti-bacterial. I love baked garlic but I know raw garlic is just so much more potent. But it is hard to eat raw..
If it is hard to eat raw, why eat it? You don't need it. Listen to your body, which is telling you it does not want it.
10-17-2009, 10:06 AM
i can't eat raw garlic... makes me VERY bloated and uncomfy... so i agree with humanist on that one.
but if you want the medicinal healing... you could also juice some in your green juices or tomato juice.
10-17-2009, 11:00 AM
while i appreciate everyone's unsolicated advice regarding what i should and should not be eating, i would like to stick to the original question in this thread and ask again:
Has anyone ever dehydrated garlic? If so, how did it turn out and what did you do? There, simple question. thank you
10-17-2009, 11:07 AM
well i'm guessing that no one has... why don't you just try it? perhaps marinate it in some olive oil and pop it into the dehydrator.
and hey, that's what this forum is about... unsolicited advice *smiling*... actually that's what all forums are about aren't they? http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/thbackingout-1.gif
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