|Many think that California is the garlic capital of the world but actually most of the garlic that we consume comes from China. This may not be a big deal to everybody but we've heard from more than a few customers who were in search of California grown garlic. We couldn't agree more - there have been several scientific taste tests that have continuously shown that California garlic tastes better than imported garlic, with higher consumer ratings on the Brix (flavor) scale.
There is no question that Chinese garlic is less expensive but we've made the decision to only offer California grown Garlic Flakes. If you want to see a bit more on our big California Garlic decision you'll see that we are working to replace all of our non organic and organic garlic products with California Garlic. So not only do you get better flavor but you're supporting California farmers as well. Our California Garlic Flakes are roasted and the flavor and aroma are guaranteed to knock your socks off!
Garlic was one of the first herbs to be cultivated. Most folks may not realize this but in this country dried garlic outsells all other garlic by almost 3 to 1. It is available in Garlic Granules and the granules are the best selling type of garlic that we sell. The second most popular garlic that we carry is the Californian Garlic Powder. We also carry a California grown Roasted Granulated Garlic that is sure to tweak your taste buds!
If you prefer organics we do carry an imported top quality Organic Granulated Garlic from China.
Now don’t mistake garlic flakes as anything other than an excellent addition to any well rounded selection of spices for your kitchen. When you are looking for garlic flavor and texture, then garlic flakes should be your choice. When cooking with liquids flakes are perfect to be added directly to dishes like chili, soups, stews, casseroles, dressings, gravies, sauces and marinades, pickles, and dressings.
You can rehydrate the flakes by first soaking them in cool water for 30 minutes. Use 3 /4 teaspoon garlic flakes in place of one fresh garlic clove.
If you're a fan of roasted onion then be sure to check out our Roasted Minced Onion and Roasted Onion Powder.
For some excellent recipe ideas using garlic take a look at these – Provencal Chicken, Cincinnati Chili, Black Bean and Rice Salad, Arroz Con Pollo and Sweet Chickpea Chili in Slow Cooker.