Chemists have long been trying to uncover the secrets behind garlic's antioxidant powers, but only recently found out that so much of garlic's healthful benefits stem from allicin, the compound that gives garlic its flavor and aroma. This means amazing free radical-fighting strength.

Selection Process

When selecting garlic, be sure you choose big, plump bunches that are firm and tightly packed. It's paper-like covering should be in tact and avoid spongy, soft, or shriveled garlic.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tsp (2.8 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 4.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.9g 0.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0.2%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.2g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.3%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.1% Thiamin 0.4%
Riboflavin 0.2% Niacin 0.1%
Vitamin B-6 1.7% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.2%
Phosphorus 0.4% Magnesium 0.2%
Zinc 0.2% Selenium 0.6%
Copper 0.4% Manganese 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.