Garlic is one of the most powerful superfoods – one clove has a wide range of antioxidants, has significant health benefits for the heart and plays an important role in the fight against resistant bacteria.
With the growing popularity of the old garlic, also known as black garlic in Western countries, a question can be asked if it has strong healing properties. The answer is that it truly possesses such, but depends on what you use it for.
As already mentioned, garlic is extremely healthy. It contains a compound known as allicin, which has strong antibacterial properties. In addition it was found that it also contains 39 different antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal compounds. Because of these properties, it may help to treat some bacteria that do not respond to standard drugs.
It not only can prevent diseases but even can treat them. Also it helps against infections, stabilizes blood pressure and blood sugar levels, decreases high levels of “bad” cholesterol, reduces the risk of stroke, and the risk of certain cancers. Furthermore, it is a great tool for detoxification.
The black garlic, which originates from Korea, is an ordinary garlic, which stands at a predetermined temperature for one month, and then it oxidizes. The taste of garlic is transformed – the strong smell and taste decrease, but instead gets sweet and somewhat salty taste.
In the process of aging, antioxidant properties also undergo transformation – they become more concentrated.
The only disadvantage of the black garlic compared to the white one is that it contains a lower concentration of allicin. Therefore, the antimicrobial properties of garlic are less stronger than those of the white garlic.
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