Organic garlic originated in Asia and its name is derived from two Anglo-Saxon words ‘Gar’ meaning spear and ‘Lac’ meaning plant. Organic garlic bulbs are used worldwide in different cuisines and there are over 300 varieties of garlic. It is believed to be one of the oldest cultivated crops as it was in the food which was given to the builders who built one of the wonder of the world— Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, because it was believed garlic gave them strength and the power to endure. In ancient Greece, the natives used to use bouquets not made of flowers, but of garlic and other herbs. In fact their soldiers were also fed garlic before a war or any competition to act as performance boosters. Did you know, there are some people in the world who are really scared of garlic and its pungent odour. This rare phobia is called ‘Alliumphobia’.
Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has long been a common seasoning worldwide, with a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use