Cultivation of Garlic Flakes, Allium Sativum
Garlic flakes belong to the leek family and most likely originate in southwest Asia. It is a perennial with a stature height of up to 1.50 meters and has a 10 cm thick tuber root/onion, which is the well-known garlic bulb. The plant is grown all over the world today and used in every kitchen.
Garlic - Allium sativum is one of the first crops in the world. The Egyptians used it first as a spice. The plant is rather undemanding and grows in any climate and thrives on nutrient-rich and loose soils. There are different varieties, ranging from pink to reddish to white. In a tropical climate, the garlic is ripe for harvest after 4-6 months. Then it is dried under the sun.
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Nowadays, thanks to the traditional Mediterranean cuisine, we use a lot more garlic than a few decades ago. "Worldwide consumption is three million tons a year, that's 500 grams per person (Source: Gernot Katzer)".
Garlic goes well with various dishes. For example, I like to roast zucchini in a pan. Just before the end of the cooking time, I add garlic, salt, and chili pods. Garlic is used in numerous dishes and is particularly harmonious with all strong herbs.
Garlic refines pork chops, veal, beef, and chicken. Just before the end of the cooking time, add rosemary, salt, and garlic. Or make out of garlic, oil, and salt the famous cream Alli Oli. I also like garlic to oven-cooked potato wedges.