Fermented Garlic Cloves
Garlic is bursting with flavor! It adds warmth and depth to any and every dish. Garlic has been used for centuries not only for it’s exquisite taste, but actually for it’s medicinal properties! By fermenting garlic, you enhance these properties. Why not try adding fermented garlic into your daily routine and take a hold of some of it’s benefits to your health?
3 of Garlic’s Medicinal Benefits
- Stronger than Antibiotics: A compound found in garlic called Diallyl sulfide has been found to be 100 times stronger then some antibiotics especially when it comes to fighting the common causes of intestinal illnesses. All throughout history garlic has been used to fight virus’, bacteria, and fungus.
- Heart Support: Garlic is incredible at preventing heart related illnesses such as heart failure, lowering blood pressure, prevention of atherosclerosis, reduction of serum cholesterol and triglyceride, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and increasing fibrinolytic activity. This study also talks of garlic’s ability to assist in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Anti-Cancer and Anti-Tumor: Prostate, liver, colon, bladder, mammary gland, stomach, esophagus, lung, skin… you name it, garlic can handle it!
What an amazing super food! Imagine what fermenting this power house of an herb could do for your health and your culinary dishes!
Basic Fermented Garlic
About as easy as any ferment gets, let’s take a look at how to ferment garlic cloves!
Garlic Cloves (as many as you desire to ferment
(1) Peel your garlic and place them into your desired size jar leaving at least an inch from the top.
(2) Measure out the proper amount of salt according to the Fermentools Himalayan Powdered Salt package and place into the jar with the garlic. Cover the garlic with non-chlorinated water. I usually place a lid on the jar and give it a good shake to dissolve the salt.
(3) Place your Fermentools Airlock system on top of your jar and allow your garlic to ferment for 3-4 week before transferring them into the fridge.
That’s Really It!
How To Use Your Fermented Garlic
- Include some garlic and herb butter to spread on sourdough bread or to fry up your morning eggs
- Take a clove or two as a daily supplement
- Add some to your home crafted salad dressings, sauces, or dips
- Diced up fermented garlic is a fantastic garnish for soups or stir fries
- After your garlic is fermented, place some cloves with some herbs in oil and set it aside for a few weeks and enjoy some infused dipping oil