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Garlic
Garlic
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Other Names

Allium

French: ail

 

Etymology
From the Old English "gar" (spear) + "leac" (leak).

Description
It is a monocotyledon whose bulb (the garlic head) is composed of 8 to 40 cloves, each covered by a whitish wrinkled membrane.

Edible parts
bulb or cloves
the stems can be used like chives

Varieties

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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