From the Old English "gar" (spear) + "leac" (leak).
It is a monocotyledon whose bulb (the garlic head) is composed of 8 to 40 cloves, each covered by a whitish wrinkled membrane.
bulb or cloves
the stems can be used like chives
The flavour of garlic, like grapes, changes subtly according to where it is grown.
- White garlic, has the strongest flavor
- Gray or yellow garlic, is milder
- Pink garlic, is more subtle and perfumed (erroneously called red garlic)
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