by Natasha Bhalla
Are you familiar with black garlic? Its properties are even more beneficial than white garlic. Black garlic is created by aging or fermenting regular garlic and in doing so, its beneficial ingredient, Allicin, is made even more potent. Allicin is what gives garlic its odor, and after fermentation, the odor transforms into beneficial antioxidants. Hence, black garlic has less of an odor than does white garlic, yet it is more potent and beneficial for the body.
Allicin is the main component of garlic and fights everything, from inflammation, to cardiovascular disease, to cancer and even pain in joints. Allicin supports white blood cells, which fight off colds, the flu and other illnesses. Black garlic has even been shown to increase blood circulation and boost libido levels in both men and women.
Black garlic is easy to incorporate into meals and should be eaten several times a week for benefits. You can use black garlic like you do regular garlic – add it to your typical dishes and reap the benefits!