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I found some good news for garlic lovers. I just looked at <a href="http:" target="_blank">www.foodgenius.com,</a> and apparently, 100g of garlic provides a lot of manganese and also 180mg of calcium. Not bad eh??<br><br><br><br>
But it's not jsut the nutritional properties of garlic that make it excellent. There's also the fact that it tastes excellent. I'm no big fan of garlic. In most of my dishes, I will use one or two cloves, but garlic is present in almost all of my favoured dishes. (It's not in my sweet apple pudding though!!!) I don't eat it raw, but I find it to be an excellent flavour to add to foods.<br><br><br><br>
And I also found <a href="http://www.nevertrustanyonewhodoesntlikegarlic.com" target="_blank">www.nevertrustanyonewhodoesntlikegarlic.com</a> which is a site that evangelises the greatness of garlic.<br><br><br><br>
So if you like garlic, here's the place to talk about it!
 

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god, i love garlic. i put it in just about everything savoury that i make. my kids and husband like to just eat raw pieces of it, but i find it too spicy. i like lots of raw garlic in my salad dressings and hummus, though!
 

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Bring on the garlic! YEAH! We had a catastrophe the other night, we ran out of garlic... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> And nothing was open...
 

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Other cool garlic facts:<br><br><br><br>
To draw poison from a bug bite or sting, press the cut side of half a fresh clove of garlic on the ouchie.<br><br><br><br>
When eaten regularly, it reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and boosts the immune system.<br><br><br><br>
It is an expectorant, an antiseptic, a vermifuge, and an antibiotic. Great for chest infections, sore throats, coughs, and to support other antibiotic therapies.<br><br><br><br>
To remove the smell from your hands, rub them on a piece of stainless steel under running water.<br><br><br><br>
Garlic thins the blood, so it shouldn't be eaten before surgery.
 

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Garlic is the best. I eat about a head of garlic a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I usually double what recipes call for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Is this where I sign up for the garlic fanclub? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I LOVE garlic! I made hummus with three garlic cloves, so much that you tasted garlic in everything you ate for 24 hours after eating it and you tounge initially burns.
 

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Hey I love garlic too-especially roasted and spread on french bread...yummmm.<br><br>
Also if you have a blemish you can crush up garlic and spread it on-it doesn't smell great but the blemish will disappear. Garlic makes me happy.
 

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If there is a garlic fanclub, can I be the president? Our family is so stinky! Even after I wash our clothes there is still a soft garlicky smell (uh let's call it nature's perfume). The collar of my favorite jacket smells like garlic. I think it works as an afrodisiac ( I know I didn't spell that one right!). I can't wait till summer, garlic sweats.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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Mmmm...garlic...I LOVE garlic...<br><br><br><br>
For anyone in the L.A. area, The Stinking Rose is this fantastic garlic restaurant. I'm not sure if they have anything vegan or not, but they have a number of vegetarian dishes.<br><br><br><br>
I went last time I was in L.A. and I had roasted garlic on bread, garlic ravioli with a garlic sauce, salad with garlic dressing. My omni roommate had 40 clove garlic chicken--that's right, 40 cloves of garlic!<br><br><br><br>
Man, we had the garlic sweats and garlic farts for two days. All of a sudden you'd get a strong whiff of garlic and one of us would apologize for farting. Also, whenever I sneezed I could somehow feel the garlic in my eyelids...don't really know how to explain it...<br><br><br><br>
I have a huge jar of minced garlic in my fridge at all times. It's nothing for me to throw a tablespoon or two into hummus or soup or whatever. Mmmmm....
 

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I stir-fry all my green veggies with tons of garlic. Even my 18 month old loves garlic. I have read that garlic is great for health and some studies have shown that garlic is almost as good as taking antibiotics to clear up infections. If anyone in my family looks like they are getting sick i will make sure there is tons of raw garlic in our food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I've also read that if you cook garlic a lot of the nutrients is lost; so i add it raw to already cooked food or i will add it right at the very end of the cooking process.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by punkmommy</i><br><br><b>If there is a garlic fanclub, can I be the president? Our family is so stinky! Even after I wash our clothes there is still a soft garlicky smell (uh let's call it nature's perfume). The collar of my favorite jacket smells like garlic. I think it works as an afrodisiac ( I know I didn't spell that one right!). I can't wait till summer, garlic sweats.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"></b></div>
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I hear ya! I had a boyfriend that loved when my hands smelled like garlic! He'd always hold my hands after I cooked <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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Yay! Fellow garlic lovers!! I'm tempted to go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival this year. A friend of mine goes every year & he says his car smells like garlic for weeks.<br><br>
Here's the link:<br><br><a href="http://www.gilroygarlicfestival.com/" target="_blank">http://www.gilroygarlicfestival.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
I haven't been to the Stinking Rose yet, but I need to go -- it's not far from me, so I have no excuse other than not many of my friends love garlic as much as I do.<br><br><br><br>
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The Gilroy Garlic Fesival is wonderful! Although most of the delicious food there is not vegan, but you can buy everything related to garlic, even garlic chocolate! I can't stand it for very long because it gets so hot and crowded, but it <i>is</i> a garlic lover's dream come true.
 

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mmmmm - garlic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br>
sauteed onions and garlic is one of my favourtie kicthen smells....<br><br><br><br>
i'm sick at the moment and i had a full clove of garlic raw.<br><br>
does anyone know how much you should have in one day?<br><br>
or how much is too much?
 

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Here's another cool fact that I found out:<br><br><br><br>
You can meet your daily nutritional requirements for calcium with half a kilo of garlic. Well, 100g has 181mg of calcium*, so you get about 900mg from 500g. which is enough. (They say 1000mg, but I think this is grossly exaggerated.) So if you're vegan, and you love garlic, here's a great excuse to enjoy!!!!<br><br><br><br>
*Source - <a href="http://www.foodgenius.com" target="_blank">www.foodgenius.com</a>
 
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