FRESH GARLIC OR powdered GARLIC….DIFFERENCE?Spice
So as the previous post mentioned, we know that GARLIC is good for us…..BUT is there a difference between fresh and powdered??
A study that was published in 2009 by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry looked at garlic use in rats. They fed one group fresh garlic, another group dried (powdered) garlic and another group no garlic. They then monitored the rats’ hearts. They found that:
the group eating garlic was healthier than the group not eating garlic
AND the fresh garlic PROTECTED the rats’ hearts more so than the powdered garlic.
As we know from the previous post allicin in garlic is most potent 10 minutes after the clove is peeled and the potency diminishes continuously thereafter.
The take home message: garlic is good for you….but fresh garlic is even better!!!