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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:33 PM

Cancer fighting benefits from letting cut garlic rest before cooking

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2007-06-26-0706220554-story.html

You guys may already know this but it was news to me:

Cooks who appreciate the health benefits of garlic in addition to the exquisite taste should heed this latest advice from the American Institute for Cancer Research: After chopping or crushing garlic, let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

That's how long it takes for the disturbed material to form the compound allicin, a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. Once that occurs, it begins the process of converting the allicin into anti-cancer compounds such as diallyl sulfide, diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide. But if the cook tosses the garlic into a heated pot before the process begins, say goodbye to the health benefits.

Given the 10-minute head start, however, garlic retains 70 percent of its anti-cancer qualities even after heating, according to the institute."When making any recipe that includes garlic, chopping or crushing it belongs at the very start of meal prep," said institute nutrition adviser Karen Collins. "Before you preheat the oven, before you start peeling or chopping any other ingredient, start with the garlic, and set it aside."

And if roasting whole garlic, Collins added, "cut the top off the bulb," which is enough to start the chemical reaction, "and let it sit for a bit before placing in the oven."

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:46 PM

1. Eat your garlic raw. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:15 PM

2. its a great addition in jucing

The benefits of the rest period and cutting off the top when roasting was all new info for me

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 03:01 AM

3. Was gonna say...

So Iíll just back ya up!

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