Garlic is a plant of the amaryllis family, which grows wild throughout the northern hemisphere.

About 700 species are known.

Garlic interesting facts

1. The first mentions of garlic come from 5,000 years ago in China.

2. In the 5th century BC Chinese poet, doctor and traveler – Tao Hong-Jing wrote garlic as a medicinal plant.

3. The garlic head paintings are in the Cheops pyramid, in the Knossos palace in Crete, and in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

4. A garlic stalk can reach a height of up to 2 meters. Average 15-25 cm.

5. The close “relatives” of garlic are onion, leek and chives.

6. China is home to over 80% of all garlic crops in the world.

7. A head of garlic contains 10 to 20 cloves.

8. About 29 million tons of garlic are produced annually.

9. Well-preserved garlic was found in Tutankhamen’s tomb.

10. Garlic has been considered a natural antibiotic for thousands of years.

11. In many countries it is called a stinky rose.

12. Eating garlic lowers blood pressure by about 4 mm Hg.

13. The juice of garlic cloves is used to glue glass and porcelain.

14. Consuming garlic reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

15. Muslim moments after eating raw garlic, cannot enter the mosque.

16. Garlic consists of 59% water.

17. Consuming large amounts of garlic changes the smell of sweat and breath, which lasts for several hours. In order to reduce the unpleasant smell, eat fresh parsley.

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18. It is worth planting garlic in the garden. It scares away moles and rabbits.

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Garlic questions and answers

How was popcorn prepared in antiquity?

In China (approx. 22 million tonnes per year), India (approx. 1.7 million tonnes), Bangladesh (approx. 500 thousand tonnes), Egypt (approx. 300 thousand tonnes) and Spain (approx. 290 thousand tonnes) ).

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Why does garlic have such an unpleasant, intense smell?

Because it contains a large amount of sulfur compounds.

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Is it true that the smell of garlic repels mosquitoes?

Many people believe it, but no studies have confirmed it.

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Why does garlic sometimes turn blue or green when marinating or cooking?

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