Garlic, did you know, it's part of the onion family? And its cousins include shallots, leeks and chives. The inclusion of raw garlic into your diet can have beneficial antioxidant effects. Antioxidants can help to protect the body against damaging free radicals (not the people). The medicinal properties and benefits of garlic are strongest when it is raw and crushed or very finely chopped. Garlic makes a good health supplement combined with sensible eating and appropriate exercise. Always consult your doctor or nutritionist before starting something new; regarding any change to your diet or medical condition.
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Recipe by Chef George Hirsch | Makes six heads
chefgeorgehirsch.com | From George Hirsch Living it UP! TV Series
6 heads fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
one 12‑inch square aluminum foil
Pre heat oven to 325 degrees.
Lay each garlic head on its side and cut off 1/4 inch from the bottom or root end, exposing the garlic cloves. Brush with olive oil.
Place the heads, exposed end down, in a single layer in an ovenproof pan. Roast in a 325 degree oven 10-15 minutes or until light brown. Cover with aluminum foil and roast 8-10 minutes longer, or until creamy.
Allow garlic to cool and remove cloves from head as needed. Garlic may be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for several days.
To puree, crush garlic cloves with the flat of a knife.
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