Black Garlic 101

Black garlic whole and cloves on white marble

What is Black Garlic?

Black Garlic, or “Black Gold,” is garlic that has been fermented. During the fermentation process, sugars and amino acids within garlic produce melanoidin – a dark compound responsible for creating the black color and namesake of Black Garlic.

black garlic aging process

Is it good for you?

White Garlic is a mainstay in herbal remedies and homeopathic medicine because of its abundant antioxidant properties. Chosen Foods President, George Todd, has even been known to keep pickled garlic in the staff fridge for antioxidant snacking.

Black Garlic has twice the amount of antioxidants as its younger cousin, White Garlic. Black Garlic even has additional antioxidants that are created through the fermentation process, such as S-Allylcysteine, which is water-soluble and readily digestible!

If you want to skip the science jargon – Yes, Black Garlic is even better for you than regular garlic!

What does it taste like?

Black Garlic has a rich, creamy texture and can be spread on bread like butter. It is slightly sweet and tangy, with hints of balsamic and a softened core of garlic. We usually describe it as earthy and robust.

Is black garlic delicious? Yes!

How do you eat it?

Use black garlic in your sauces, as a spread, or as a star in your cheese plate. We love a good cheese plate around here.

 black garlic

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo with Black Garlic

We love the flavor of Black Garlic so much, we used it to put a flavorful spin on our traditional avocado oil mayo. Saddle up and go on a flavor exploration with our Black Garlic Avocado Oil Mayo. It’s Whole30 compliant, Paleo friendly, non-GMO verified and clean label approved. There is something for every fine foodie here.

We love our Black Garlic Avocado Oil Mayo as a roasted veggie dip or drizzle, a luscious poultry marinade, and as a core ingredient in our homemade Green Goddess Dressing (pictured below).

green goddess dressing with black garlic

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black garlic mayo

Have more questions?

Post a comment below or shout us out on @twitter and our team will find the answer for you. Bon appétit!

 

 

 

Sources
http://blackgarlic.com/how-its-made
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2788179/
http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/19/10/16811/pdf

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