(Closed) Garlic – Fresh or Granulated (or both)

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I buy the minced garlic from the produce section. It just makes it easier instead of always having cloves and crushing them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Fresh. I always hear about the health benefits of fresh so I don’t even think I own granulated, although I’ve seen on the Food Network that there are times you should use granulated instead.

ETA: I’ve also read that after chopping garlic, you should let it sit for 5-10 minutes so you can get the most health benefits out of it. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Definitely fresh! We go through a ton of it, too- i put it in almost everything. Usually chopped, but some dishes just work better when you use the garlic press instead. The only thing I use granulated garlic for is making a quick “garlic bread” snack- i.e., toast some bread and then put butter/garlic/oregano on top.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fresh fresh fresh fresh fresh.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Depends on what I’m making.  I like fresh better, its a stronger flavor, but the jarred minced garlic is so much easier if I need a lot of it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like the jar in the produce section. I put that sh!t on everything!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Always fresh.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mmm, fresh garlic!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I always use fresh!  It’s not too much work, and it tastes so delicious!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use fresh garlic. There couldn’t be anything easier than separating one or two cloves from the head of gralic, smash them with the side of the knife, remove the skin,a quick chop and you are ready to go.

There is always a difference in taste between fresh and preserved foods, garlic included.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love fresh but I’ve found myself resorting to the jars for certain things, especially if I need a lot. Sometimes I’m just to lazy to peel and chop!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Fresh!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a squeeze bottle of granulated garlic, but I hate it. Fresh is sooo much more delicious.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Fresh! If i need to supplement it with anything (aka I’m running low), I just use lots o’ garlic powder. I never buy the jarred stuff! It’s too expensive and it doesn’t taste the same. Sometimes I do buy the garlic heads that have already had their skin removed if they are on sale, though. Removing that step saves a lot of time but you still get the taste of fresh garlic.

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