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What is garlic?

About the ingredient garlic. Including 7,050 recipes with garlic, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.



garlic bulb and cloves of garlic

Garlic is usually peeled before use in recipes. Among the exceptions are roasted garlic bulbs and the famous dish, Chicken Braised with 40 Cloves of Garlic in which unpeeled garlic cloves are braised with chicken in a broth until they become sweet and butter-soft.

Crushing, chopping, pressing or pureeing garlic releases more of its essential oils and provides a sharper, more assertive flavor than slicing or leaving it whole.

Minced garlic

Garlic is readily available in forms other than fresh.

Dehydrated garlic flakes (sometimes referred to as instant garlic ) are slices or bits of garlic that must be reconstituted before using (unless added to a liquid-based dish, such as soup or stew).

When dehydrated garlic flakes are ground, the result is garlic powder. Garlic salt is garlic powder blended with salt and a moisture-absorbing agent. Garlic extract and garlic juice are derived from pressed garlic cloves. 

Garlic crushed and peeled on a cutting board


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (136g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 202Calories from Fat 6
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45.0g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 1.4
Protein 8.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 25% Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Garlic is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Garlic is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does garlic weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup 136
1 tsp 2
1 clove 3
3 cloves 9

In Chinese:大蒜
British (UK) term: Garlic
en français:ail
en español:ajo

Recipes using garlic

There are 7050 recipes that contain this ingredient.