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Garlic cloves

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Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. The flavour varies in intensity and aroma with the different cooking methods. It is often paired with onion, tomato, or ginger.

Garlic may be applied to breads to create a variety of classic dishes such as garlic bread, garlic toast, bruschetta, crostini and canapé.

Oils are often flavored with garlic cloves. These infused oils are used to season all categories of vegetables, meats, breads and pasta.

In some cuisine, the young bulbs are pickled for 3–6 weeks in a mixture of sugar, salt, and spices. In eastern Europe, the shoots are pickled and eaten as an appetizer.

Immature scapes are tender and edible. They are also known as "garlic spears", "stems", or "tops". Scapes generally have a milder taste than cloves. They are often used in stir frying or prepared things like asparagus.

Garlic leaves are a popular vegetable in many parts of Asia. The leaves are cut, cleaned, and then stir-fried with eggs, meat, or vegetables.

Garlic powder has a different taste from fresh garlic. If used as a substitute for fresh garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to one clove of garlic.


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 cloves are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Garlic cloves are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do garlic cloves weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 136
1 tsp 2
1 clove 3
3 cloves 9

In Chinese:蒜瓣
British (UK) term: Garlic cloves
en français:gousses d'ail
en español:dientes de ajo

Recipes using garlic cloves

There are 4308 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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