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Garlic: The "Stinking Rose"

History Garlic, as the belief goes, originated in the deserts of Central Asia. Throughout history it has been used to treat a variety of ailments like Plague in Europe and typhus and dysentery during World War I. Egyptian slaves ate garlic to get strength while building the pyramids.

From the Botanical perspective

Garlic (Allium sativum), belongs to allium family. 

Garlic, raw

The nutritional values of "Garlic, raw" per 100 grams are:


Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 149
Protein 6.4 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 33.1 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 181 mg 18.1 %
Copper, Cu 0.3 mg 14.95 %
Iron, Fe 1.7  mg 9.44 %
Magnesium, Mg 25 mg 6.25 %
Manganese, Mn 1.67 mg 83.6 %
Phosphorus, P 153 mg 15.3 %
Potassium, K 401  mg 11.46 %
Selenium, Se 14.2 mcg 20.29 %
Sodium, Na 17 mg 0.71 %
Zinc, Zn 1.16 mg 7.73 %
Vitamin A 9  IU 0.18 %
Vitamin C 31.2 mg 52 %
Vitamin B6 1.24 mg 61.75 %
Vitamin E 0.08 mg 0.27 %
Vitamin K 1.7  mcg 2.12 %
Riboflavin 0.11  mg 6.47 %
Thiamin 0.2 mg 13.33 %
Folate, DFE 3  mcg 0.75 %
Niacin 0.7  mg 3.5 %
Sugars 1 g
Fiber 2.1  g 8.4 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 58.58 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 5  mcg
Choline 23.2 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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