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Garlic is great for adding flavor to food, but it can be a pain in the neck (or fingertips) to mince. Enter Nugget’s latest favorite handy-dandy tool: The Cross Cutting Garlic Twist. Its “cross-cutting” teeth turn full cloves into perfectly minced particles in seconds.
Even Easier Garlic
For an even easier solution to achieving yummy garlicky flavor, try Gia Garlic Paste. This garlic paste is made using an authentic Italian recipe and makes a simple substitute for the fresh stuff: one half inch of paste is equal to one clove of garlic.
Nugget’s Garlic Supplement
It’s more than just a vampire repellant: Garlic has also been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. It can help you maintain healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels, supporting heart health. What’s better, our garlic soft gel has been specially processed to reduce odor, and it’s free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. One capsule is equivalent to 500 mg of fresh garlic.
Garlic: Healthy, Delicious and Wildly Versatile
In honor of National Nutrition Month, this issue of Fresh to Market features one of our favorite things: garlic! You’ll be surprised by all the ways this versatile ingredient can add flavor — and some great health benefits! — to your life.
Spring Lamb Stew
An Italian Easter
Bring some old world charm to your Easter basket this year with two Italian traditions: Vigneri Premium Chocolate Easter Egg (with Surprise) and Bauli’s La Colomba pastry. Since the 18th century, Italians have celebrated Easter by exchanging chocolate eggs with small gifts. And this classic cake is an Italian Easter staple, made with soft pastry and candied fruit, covered with icing, almonds and granulated sugar.
Whether it’s a grown-up Easter basket filled with Joseph Schmidt Easter and Spring Collection Chocolates, or a collection of Easter Cookies and Spring Crispie Pops for the kids, you can find all sorts of Easter treats at Nugget this year.
Health Notes from Dr. Liz
To modify an old adage, a clove a day may keep the doctor away. Garlic, a pungent member of the onion family, contains compounds called thioalyls that research shows helps lower circulating cholesterol levels. When you eat raw or cooked garlic, these compounds also work to help lower blood pressure and may lessen inflammatory response, which is linked to chronic ailments of aging. Garlic is also a good source of vitamin C and the mineral manganese, both of which function as protectors in the body. Cooked garlic contains ajoene, which studies show helps keep blood thin and less likely to form clots – great news for folks suffering from heart disease. When selecting garlic in the produce aisle, look for firm, compact bulbs without any green sprouts coming out of the ends (a sign the garlic is old). Ready-to-use crushed garlic sold in jars typically has added oil, but the additional calories from the oil are negligible because you use only a teaspoon or so in cooking.