garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. It is a hardy perennial belonging to the Liliaceae family. Other members of this family include leeks, chives, spring onions, and shallots, all distinguished by their pungent aroma and flavor. The garlic bulb is the most commonly used portion of the plant, composed of eight to 20 individual teardrop-shaped cloves enclosed in white parchment-like skin. Garlic is an excellent source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It is also a very good source of manganese, selenium, and vitamin C. In addition to this, garlic is a good source of other minerals, including phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron, and copper.
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Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.
High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). In some instances, supplements may be as effective as regular medications.