Garlic

About Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the lily family of plant species in the onion genus. There are two subspecies of garlic, ophioscorodon and sativum and they are cultivated worldwide. Garlic has been used extensible in folk medicine and as a cooking ingredient. Garlic is very popular food because of its antioxidants and highly nutritional compounds.

Garlic Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Garlic has anti-fungal, antibiotic, antibacterial, antihistamine, blood thinner, diuretic, hypoglycemic, anti-ageing, anti-viral, anti-flatulent, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, and anti-coagulant properties.

Garlic is commonly used as a food supplement for people with heart disease, urticaria, erectile dysfunction, toothache, ringworm, abscessed tooth (dental abscess) hemorrhoids, cold, hypertension, herpes, vaginosis, poor circulation, arteriosclerosis, and genital warts.

Garlic is also used for laryngitis, high cholesterol, warts, stomach cancer, folliculitis, rheumatic pain, asthma, bronchitis, sexually transmitted disease, testicular cancer, yellow fever, bladder cancer, peripheral artery, syphilis, amebiasis, intermittent claudication, emphysema, yeast infection, and colorectal cancer.

Garlic Nutritional Information

Garlic Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 149 (7%)
Calories from Fat 4.2
Total Fat 0.5 g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 20 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 229 mg
Sodium 17 mg
Potassium 401 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g (11%)
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g (8%)
Sugars 1 g
Protein 6.4 g (13%)

Amino Acids
Alanine 132 mg
Arginine 634 mg
Aspartic Acid 489 mg
Cystine 65 mg
Glutamic Acid 805 mg
Glycine 200 mg
Histidine* 113 mg
Isoleucine
* 217 mg
Leucine* 308 mg
Lysine
* 273 mg
Methionine* 76 mg
Phenylalanine
* 183 mg
Proline 100 mg
Serine 190 mg
Threonine* 157 mg
Tryptophan
* 66 mg
Tyrosine 81 mg
Valine* 291 mg
*
Essential Amino Acids

Vitamins
Vitamin A 9 IU
Vitamin B1 Thiamin 0.2 mg (13%)
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 0.1 mg (6%)
Vitamin B3 Niacin 0.7 mg (4%)
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid 0.6 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 1.2 mg (62%)
Folate 3 mcg (1%)
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 31.2 mg (52%)
Vitamin E Alpha-Tocopherol 0.1 mg
Vitamin K Phylloquinone 1.7 mcg (2%)
Choline 23.2 mg

Minerals
Calcium 181 mg (18%)
Copper 0.3 mg (15%)
Iron 1.7 mg (9%)
Magnesium 25 mg (6%)
Manganese 1.7 mg (84%)
Phosphorus 153 mg (15%)
Potassium 401 mg (11%)
Selenium 14.2 mcg (20%)
Sodium 17 mg (1%)
Zinc 1.2 mg (8%)

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate % daily values based on 2,000 calories.

References:
https://extension.psu.edu/garlic-production
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/garlic/1312
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/garlic-clove/4903
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2446/2