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Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's National Garlic Day!

They have a day for everything, don't they!?!?! Well today is National Garlic Day! So have some garlic bread or other garlic dish and enjoy some fun facts......

Did you know?

  • Garlic is a member of the onion family which also includes leeks and shallots.
  • Its pungent flavor is due to a chemical reaction that occurs when the garlic cells are broken. The flavor is most intense just after mincing.
  • The majority of garlic (90%) grown in the United States comes from California.
  • When picking out garlic at the grocery store, choose firm, tight, heavy dry bulbs.

  • I bet you DIDN'T know......

  • If your rose garden is being attacked by aphids, an excellent home remedy to get rid of them is to spritz the leaves and blooms with a mixture of crushed garlic and water.
  • The psychological term for fear of garlic is alliumphobia.
  • The smell of garlic can be removed by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object.

  • And if you happen to be in Gilroy, CA this July, go check out their Garlic Festival!

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