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Garlic facts and general information about garlic.

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Garlic is Available:

Garlic is available all year

How Does Garlic Grow:

Garlic grows underground much like onions. It is planted in the winter and harvested in the summer time.

What to Look for When Buying Garlic:

Choose plump and firm garlic. You don’t want them to be soft when squeezed. Avoid garlic with green sprouts.

Garlic Facts- Storage Tips:

Store in a cool dark place and well ventilated.

How to Cook with Garlic:

Sauté garlic in sauces, with onions or/and meats. Garlic adds flavor to most cooking. Using a garlic press to mince garlic works best.

Garlic Nutrition Facts:

A great source of manganese and full of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Garlic is known for helping respiratory systems and used often in herbal medicine.

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Garlic Recipes: 

Garlic Sauce Pasta

garlic facts photo of garlic strung together for storing2 Tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoon flour
3/4 Cup chicken broth
3/4 Cup milk
2 teaspoon parsley
salt and pepper
1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese
Sauté butter and garlic. Take off heat and add flour and stir together making a roux. Mixture will be thick. Add chicken broth whisking slowly. Then add milk and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste and stir in cheese. Pour over cooked pasta.

Garlic Bread

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hot dog buns (or bread of your choice)
chopped garlic or garlic salt
cheese (optional)
Cut the hot dog buns in half. Spread butter on both halves, and sprinkle garlic salt on both. Next sprinkle each piece with cheese, if desired. Tex Mex 4 cheese shredded cheese works great! Cook in oven for 13-15 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!

Easy Garlic and Cheese Breadsticks

1  pkg. refrigerated breadsticks
2 Tbsp garlic butter- blend in 2 minced garlic cloves into 2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Preset the oven to 350 degrees allowing it to preheat. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay breadsticks on top of foil. Brush the top of each breadstick with the garlic butter.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the cheese, parsley and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle evenly over each stick. Bake 13 minutes or until the tops are a golden brown.

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