With its unique and mellow flavour, soft and velvety texture and vibrant colour, Black Garlic is bringing a new and inspiring taste to the table. Not to be confused with its regular ‘garlic’ counterpart, Black Garlic offers subtle hints of balsamic and rich-molasses flavour mixed with tangy garlic undertones that make this an appealing delicacy.
100% natural ingredient
Black Garlic is produced by ageing a standard garlic bulb through a carefully controlled heating and moisture process for several weeks. The sugars and amino acids react together producing melanoidin – which is responsible for the rich black colour. Boasting twice the antioxidants of regular garlic, it has no additives, is low in fat, rich in natural sugars and leaves no trace of smell or bad breath.
Antioxidants are essential in the body for the proper functioning of the immune system, but also the prevention and repair of damage to our body cells. Antioxidants are certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They are important for our health, because they ensure that free radicals do no harm in our body. Free radicals are aggressive molecules that originate from oxidation processes in our body. Those free radicals are not always bad: they also make invaders such as bacteria harmless and are therefore indispensable. Antioxidants is a collective name, just as ‘medication’ is a collective name: every antioxidant has its own specific effect.
Black garlic has 198 units per gram of the antioxidants compared to 119 units per gram in the regular garlic.