Mother Earth Living

The Goodness of Garlic

Although garlic greens make tasty springtime fare, we most often use the fleshy, underground bulbs that separate into cloves—each neatly wrapped in paper-thin skin.

Wilted spinach makes a wonderful tapas dish served with bread and olives, is perfect served as a vegetable accompaniment and is excellent on pasta or pizza. The saffron gives a hint of exotic Spanish fare.
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Fresh garlic is known for myriad health benefits, including antioxidant protection and antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-coagulant, antifungal and antiviral properties.
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Fettunta is prepared by grilling slices of Tuscan bread over an outdoor fire, then rubbing the bread with raw garlic and anointing it with olive oil and coarse sea salt.
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This simple White Bean Spread combines the protein of beans along with the goodness of raw garlic to make a delicious, nutritious lunch or tasty appetizer.
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For maximum health benefit, crush raw garlic and let it sit for 10 minutes before cooking with it.
Photo By Kati Molin/Fotolia

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