Wondering how black garlic stands up against raw garlic in terms of health benefits? Let’s take a look at raw garlic first.
Raw Garlic v Black Garlic
In Get Holistic Health’s Jan. 5, 2019, post titled “Garlic proven ‘100 times more effective’ than Erythromycin and Ciprofloxacin antibiotics,” a study by researchers at Washington State University is discussed. It cited:
One of the most interesting of the recent findings is that garlic increases the overall antioxidant levels of the body. Scientifically known as Allium sativa, garlic has been famous throughout history for its ability to fight off viruses and bacteria.”
But what about black garlic? It’s even better! Raw garlic and black garlic are compared in Dr. Axe Food Is Medicine’s post titled “Are Black Garlic Benefits Even More than Raw Garlic?“, citing:
. . . there are plenty of differences between the two, with black garlic boasting a higher concentration of antioxidants and a distinct texture, taste and aroma all its own.”
What Causes Black Garlic to Be So Healthy?
The fermentation process which turns raw garlic into black garlic is called the Maillard reaction. This causes a chemical process that boosts the nutritional value of black garlic and produces the high antioxidant levels.
Take a look at this handy infographic from Dr. Axe’s post on the benefits of black garlic, and then how it compare to raw garlic:
Organic Black Garlic Made with Love
Black garlic has been used medicinally in Asia for several centuries, but has only recently been “discovered” in the U.S. When Cindy and Marcel of Quarter Moon Farm found out about black garlic, they fell in love with it. And they turn that passion into everything they do, from cultivating the land, to planting the garlic bulbs, to harvesting and packaging.
Quarter Moon Farm’s black garlic is certified organic, making it a truly superior health food product. The fact that it is so unique and absolutely delicious is all the better! Be sure to try out the many recipes on the website. If you have any new recipes you’ve come up with that you’d like to share, please send them into: firstname.lastname@example.org.