With its many health benefits and wonderful, aromatic flavour, garlic is a pantry staple and one well worth buying in bulk. Our spray-free garlic has a delectable, strong flavour, which you don't get from imported garlic. Some imported garlic is sprayed with chemicals to whiten it, stop it from sprouting, and to kill insects and plant matter...not very appealing!
There are a whopping 600 varieties of garlic, each with is its own particular flavour. As with some of our citrus fruit, the colder the temperature, the more powerful the flavour.
Believed to be a native to central and south Asia, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants on earth. It was even worshipped as a god by the ancient Egyptians and used as an early form of currency. Egyptian royals provided their pyramid-building slaves with piles of it, believing it gave them enhanced strength for lugging those giant boulders in the desert heat. It was also used by Olympic athletes in ancient Greece.