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Throughout history garlic has been a known immune system-boosting, disease fighting superfood. While it is most often served cooked, eating raw garlic can supercharge your immune system. Currently, the consumption of garlic is at an all-time high. The majority of garlic sold worldwide is grown in China where it is mass-produced. In the U.S., California is the leading supplier.
Garlic is an incredibly resilient crop that can withstand inconsistent temperatures and most growing environments. As mentioned in the video below, "the sulfur compounds which give it its pungent smell act as a natural pesticide." While the bulb is what you eat, it can also be planted to yield more garlic.
Check out this How Does it Grow? video and unravel the layers behind garlic production.
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