Garlic powder is dehydrated ground garlic, and provides some of the flavor, but not the texture, of fresh garlic. It disperses well in liquids, so it’s a good choice for marinades. It is a very common seasoning. Applications include pasta, pizza, and grilled chicken.
Garlic is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease,heart attack, and “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Some of these uses are supported by science. Garlic actually may be effective in slowing the development of atherosclerosis and seems to be able to modestly reduce blood pressure.
How to Store/Prepare:
Store airtight in a cool, dark place for up to one year.
Europeans mince it raw and add it to salad dressings, or sauté it and use it to flavor their sauces. Asian cooks add it to to their stir-fries; Indian cooks to their curries; Hispanic cooks to meats and vegetables.
Matches Well With:
Everything! Also goes well with pasta, pizza, grilled chicken, beans, beef, beets, cabbage, chicken, eggplant, fish, lamb, lentils, mushrooms, pasta, pork, potatoes, rice, shellfish, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini.