Interesting tidbit of info when cooking with garlic...


MizzRobin
on Feb 05, 2007 @ 01:23 pm

High temperatures destroy allinase, garlic's most important cancer-fighting and immunity-boosting enzyme. After chopping garlic, let crushed garlic stand for about 10 to 15 minutes before adding it to a sizzling pan. This allows the pungent herb to generate compounds that blunt the damaging effects of heat, report scientists at Pennsylvania State University and the National Cancer Institute.
http://www.rps.psu.edu/may99/garlic.html
 


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artist
interesting on Feb 05, 2007 @ 03:28 pm

See I like to eat my garlic raw....

hahah just joking. Well actually I have done that before, and it burns! If you have ever eaten gingseng raw, well it is worse than that.

Good to know!
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Ali de Bold
really? on Feb 05, 2007 @ 06:51 pm

That's so good to know, thanks! I always cook with garlic but didn't realize I should let it stand first.
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MizzRobin
yep yep... on Feb 05, 2007 @ 07:59 pm

I wasn't aware of it either. I was researching it for a client for work... good to know though...thought I would share the info with others!
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