Freeze-dried garlic powder: a good alternative to fresh garlic

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Garlic, one of the oldest medicines in the world, has been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various ailments. This small but powerful bulbous vegetable has both antibiotic and antiviral properties, fighting infections and revitalising the body in all kinds of conditions. But what else can the almighty garlic surprise you with, and why choose freeze-dried garlic powder in particular? Let’s find out!

The almighty garlic as a natural antibiotic – what are its therapeutic properties? 

Garlic is not just a spicy herb with a pungent taste, it also hides some truly powerful healing compounds, giving synthetic medicines a run for their money. In fact, 100 000 units of penicillin are hidden in one raw crushed garlic clove, and garlic has been shown to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in inhibiting certain pathogens. In addition, garlic contains a compound called allicin, which helps to lower both cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent the formation of blood clots. Allicin also inhibits the development of microbes, preventing them from living in the body. This powerful vegetable also harbours an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals, including high levels of both vitamin C and B6, as well as minerals such as selenium, calcium and iron.

Generous garlic boosts your digestion 

Garlic not only cures disease, it also helps to prevent them by looking after gut health. Garlic aids digestion by helping to destroy harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract and keeping the gut microflora in a healthy balance. In the same way, garlic has a strong ability to remove toxins from the lymphatic system and it also boost the immune system.

Garlic relieves pain and gets rid of infections   

Garlic is an effective painkiller for both joint pain and insect bites. Garlic also helps to relieve toothaches and provides support in cases of bruising and varicose veins. In addition, this herb also has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties.

Garlic relieves the symptoms of autoimmune diseases and fights viruses. 

Thanks to its high nutritional value, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, garlic is also helpful in a number of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, COPD, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, shingles and chronic fatigue syndrome. Because of its powerful antifungal and antiviral properties, garlic is also particularly useful for ear infections, candidiasis, bronchitis, respiratory tract infections, food poisoning, herpes, stroke, influenza, urinary tract infections, colds, as well as weakened immunity. In addition, garlic helps to remove lead and heavy metals from the body and is also an effective means of removing parasites from the colon.

But what are the advantages of freeze-dried garlic powder over fresh garlic?

As fresh garlic is rather strong in both smell and taste, it may not be suitable for everyone. Garlic powder, on the other hand, has a much milder taste and does not have such a strong smell. However, in freeze-dried garlic powder, the sweetness of garlic is not lost. Because the freeze-drying process is carried out at a very low temperature (below 42 degrees), all the beneficial vitamins, minerals and nutrients are preserved in the powder. However, garlic powder also allows those who can’t tolerate fresh garlic, or who don’t like the dominant taste of raw garlic, to benefit from the plant’s healing properties. In addition, the convenience of using garlic powder is an advantage. The powder is ready to use straight from the packet and the complicated step of cleaning and crushing the garlic cloves is skipped.

How to use freeze-dried garlic powder?

Freeze-dried garlic powder is perfect for soups, salads, sauces, hummus or as a seasoning for baked dishes – just let your imagination fly! Garlic powder tastes especially good in a healthy dipping sauce. For example, try this lightly garlicky cashew sauce, for which you need: 
  • 1 glass of soaked cashews
  • 1 tsp freeze-dried garlic powder (add less/more powder if you wish).
  • Himalayan salt (to taste)
  • ½ of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • water (as needed, depending on the texture of the sauce you want)

Do the following: 

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process into a smooth, silky sauce. Serve with, for example, fresh vegetable sticks or whatever you like. 

Where can I buy freeze-dried garlic powder?

Organic freeze-dried garlic powder can now be found in Centralsun’s e-shop range. Our garlic powder is 100% natural, pure in composition and free of additives. It is also GMO free and suitable for vegans. 

Order your freeze-dried garlic powder conveniently HERE.

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