By Chef Lippe @ shop.cheflippe.com
This blog will get a little technical because black garlic has ten times the benefits of regular garlic and so many other properties. It has the ability to help your body fight CANCER, to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. This is just a short list of its benefits. Millions of Americans are taking garlic pills because of they believe in the health benefits. Now there is a product that is 10 TIMES stronger!
The taste is fruity and does not taste like garlic at all. It has the consistency of a dried fruit, so it is like eating raisins. The fermented garlic can be used in or on anything from ice cream, pizza to any savory meal. We have made ice cream with it and the kids loved it, our curry paste is a hit every time we serve it. It has been used on shows like Top Chef and Chopped.
You can get black garlic in its natural state (garlic bulb that you need to peel), already peeled, in paste, in powder, in pill form and as a liquid. This very versatile little gem is not only good for you but can be used in any food preparation.
For all the health benefits it is best to take in pill form to ensure that you get enough each day.
- 18 Essential Amino Acids – (Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cyctine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, L-hydroxybutyrate, Tryptophan, Serine, Proline, Glycine, Glutamine, Aspargine, Alanine, Histidine and Valine).
- Vitamins B-1, B-2 B-6, C and E
- Supper Oxide Dismutase, (SOD)
- S-Alycisteine (SAC)
- Prostaglandins E1 (This series of prostaglandins relax blood vessels, improve circulation, lowers blood pressure, decrease inflammation, improves nerve function, regulates calcium and metabolism, improve T-cell functions, may be beneficial for some patients with erectile dysfunction and lastly, prevents the release of something called “arachidonic acid” from cells. Arachidonic acid, or AA, is what Series 2 prostaglandins, or the “bad” prostaglandins, are made from)
- Fructan (Fructans are polymers of fructose and are naturally produced by 15% of flowering plant species and consist of inulin other selected vegetable fibers. They are known to strengthen the immune system support a healthy circulatory (blood) system in that they lower total cholesterol in the blood, lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and lower triglycerides, while raising high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Research has shown shrinkage of cancerous tumors, and blood diseases. Fructans have established their efficacy in decreasing cancers of the colon.
- They do not require insulin for digestion (and therefore do not produce an energy depression before or after digestion as sucrose and glucose. Hyperglycemia inhibitors when taken to replace the natural conventional sugars due to the absence of blood-glucose spikes, and have sixty-two and one-half percent (62.5%) fewer calories than other carbohydrates such as starches, fructose, glucose, and sucrose.
- Fermentation by the human colonic microflora leads to a shift in the composition of the indigenous bacterial ecosystem, in favor of health-promoting bifidobacteria. In addition to their dietary fiber effects on improved bowel regularity, several physiological advantages are linked to their specific pattern of fermentation in the colon, including improved mineral absorption, enhanced natural host defenses and colonic protection, improved gut health, and beneficial influence on appetite regulation.
Our next blog will have more about black garlics ability to fight cancer, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and more.