Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxcaca Market (2007)
Wikipedia: Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran.
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The smell of crushed garlic is due to a chemical compound called allicin, which is produced when garlic cloves are chopped or crushed.
Tip – When you’re selecting garlic at the grocery store select firm, tight, heavy, dry bulbs.