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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

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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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