• 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.