Discover amazing facts about garlic – the world's superfood!

How much do you know about garlic except that it adds zest to your meals? We bet you aren’t aware of all the interesting things about it that we are going to share!


Garlic or Allium Sativum belongs to the family of Alliaceae together with another popular crop – onion.

Since the very ancient times garlic has been used not only as food. For example, ancient Greek physician Hippocrates often used it as an effective medicine for various illnesses and was actually right. Modern science has proven that this plant possesses a great deal of nutrients, vitamins and other substances that are capable of preventing and fighting various disorders such as heart trouble, atherosclerosis and even cancer. Allicin contained in garlic is also a powerful virus and bacteria inactivating agent.

Watch this cool video by “How does it grow” team to find out more exciting facts on the world’s superfood!

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21 Comments
Will C Barker
Will C Barker
can you smoke it?, will it give you a healthy high?
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Jun 3, 2016 9:50PM
Dav John
What can you do with the greens? Make phyto-plastic? Store foodstuffs? Can they be eaten? There are a lot of demands for foods, and vegetables that can be used in other ways.
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Jun 3, 2016 11:10PM
Vicki Dani
And along with everything else it does, it keeps away vampires
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Jun 3, 2016 11:39PM
Jacob Amelian
Jacob Amelian
Yes Thank you i love garlic :)
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Jun 4, 2016 12:09AM
Elaine Morris
Elaine Morris
Just a very tiny piece of garlic in your dog's food repels ticks and fleas.
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Jun 4, 2016 12:13AM
Perry Hartline
Perry Hartline
Will C - YA! And just think, it's legal! Probably have to burn incense to keep down the garlic smell. I mean I like garlic and its smell, but, you know, there are people who say, "I can't stand the smell of garlic! It makes me wanna' yak!" Food wimps. But getting blasted on garlic is a healthy high, no?
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Jun 4, 2016 12:23AM
Perry Hartline
Perry Hartline
Vicki D - Does it work on zombies?
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Jun 4, 2016 12:24AM
Frank Spence
Frank Spence
it is awesome in scrambled eggs and most anything else. garlic makes everything taste better.
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Jun 4, 2016 12:38AM
Bob Goodiel
Yes, keeps me healthy and vampires away, lol
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Jun 4, 2016 1:05AM
jendarith
Didn't see the video yet, but always knew that in a regular diet, one begins to be resistant to mosquitos biting, rather it repels them and no it's not enough to repel people as one would think. Garlic in the diet regular like this will begin to turn gray hair to brunette or perhaps back to your original natural color. We used to use garlic in saltwater frozen fish foods for reef aquariums; as said it fights harmful bacteria and probably viruses too, or beefs up the constitution of the fish against disease. Just saying.
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Jun 4, 2016 2:41AM
Vicki Dani
Perry Hartline I have not heard of it working on them yet
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Jun 4, 2016 2:44AM
Gina Reed
Gina Reed
use it a lot when cooking. gave my sheltie garlic tablets from Springtime Inc. in New Jersey. 2 a day. would mash 1 up and mix it in her food. fed her twice a day. she lived to be 12. never a flea or tick. you start out with a 1/4 the first week at each meal. 1/2 the second week at each meal. and do so until it is 1 at each meal . you do need to build the amount up slowly each week as not to make them sick. she loved it. this is a great company and they have many other great natural products for animals and humans. check them out. i make nothing from them. just that i love dogs and their products work. sent with love and friendship.
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Jun 4, 2016 2:45AM
unkabob
Vicki Dani ... That's because it's a very close zombie secret.. It's not actually the garlic that stops them in their tracks, it's those raw garlic farts what get's to them and that's why it's their secret fear.
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Jun 4, 2016 2:54AM
Gaetano Guttadauro
Gaetano Guttadauro
It's my my favorote fruit
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Jun 4, 2016 3:04AM
Jay Palmer
It helps keep colestrol levels down, the leaves are good to make a tea to help break up a cold and flu with.There are so many good uses besides flavoring, to many to list. I grow it myself to use for many things.
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Jun 4, 2016 6:01AM

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