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Garlic - Organically grown

Garlic - Organically grown
Garlic - Organically grown
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Product Code: Organically Grown Vegetables
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 Organically Grow Garlic 

Our Garlic is organically grown without chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and is medium alkaline

Health Benefits of Garlic

  • Strong flavored, garlic cloves contain many noteworthy phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that have proven health benefits. Total measured antioxidant strength (ORAC value) is 5346 µmol TE/100 g.
  • Its bulbs contain organic thio-sulfinite compounds such as diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide and allyl propyl disulfide. Upon disruption of bulb (while crushing, cutting, etc.), these compounds convert into allicin through enzymatic reaction.
  • Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme within the liver cells.
  • Allicin decreases blood vessel stiffness through facilitation of nitric oxide (NO) release. Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels and thereby, bring a reduction in the total blood pressure. Further, it blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action inside the blood vessels. This function of allicin helps decrease the overall risk from coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke.
  • Research studies also suggest that consumption of garlic is associated with a possible decrease in the incidence of stomach cancer.
  • Allicin and other essential volatile compounds also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities.
  • Garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. The bulbs are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium. Selenium is a heart-healthy mineral, and is an important cofactor for antioxidant enzymes within the body. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
  • It contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene beta, zea-xanthin, and vitamins like vitamin-C. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.

Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance)

95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 
52% of vitamin C, 
33% of copper, 
21% of iron, 
18% of calcium, 
26% Selenium, and 
73% of manganese 
but no cholesterol.

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