Common name : Garlic, Poor Man’s Treacle

Scientific name : Allium sativum

Family : Amaryllidaceae

Native land : Mediterranean area

Garlic is typically grown as an annual herb and vegetable. Its segmented bulbs are commonly used in cooking. The foliage consists of aromatic, linear, flattened, grass-like green leaves. The bulb is of a compound nature, consisting of numerous bulblets, known technically as cloves. In some varieties, a central scape topped by an umbel of pinkish-white flowers rises from each clump of leaves to 18 inches tall in summer. Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavour as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years.

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