Chop and Wait Before Cooking With Garlic

There is new scientific evidence that eating garlic may reduce your chances of getting a heart attack. In order to be most effective, the garlic needs to be chopped up and sauteed or cooked for a short while. The beneficial ingredient will develop over time so be sure to chop up the garlic and let it sit for about 10 minutes before using.


Usually I would chop the garlic as my last step before throwing it in the pan. Now I just make sure to mince or press garlic as my first step when cooking and then prep the rest of the food. It is easy enough to do if I know it is important.

Source: I read about this in Cooking Light magazine. It was such an easy change in my routine that I thought I would share it with everyone else.

Jess in Oregon

September 4, 20080 found this helpful

It's the same way with carrots... The Beta Carotene is more easily assimilated if the carrots are cooked a bit.

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September 8, 20080 found this helpful

What a great tip! Thanks for sharing

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