The Original Black Garlic (formerly known as Balsajo) is a natural, healthy addition to your cooking which is totally different to raw Garlic, offering a much more mellow taste with huge complexity and depth.
Black garlic is carefully chosen, high quality, raw garlic that has been expertly aged using nothing but heat and humidity for a very long time. The exact method uses a month-long fermentation process within a humidity-controlled environment. This process turns these once fresh white cloves, soft, black & sweet, and removes their pungent odour too, making black garlic more palatable and appealing to many individuals.
Black garlic has a sweet/savoury umami flavour and tasting notes of molasses, balsamic, tamarind, caramel, dates and much more.
Black garlic has been used in many Asian cusines for centuries, and is thought to have originated in South Korea. In fact, many South Koreans consider black garlic to be a health Food supplement, as it has high traces of Antioxidants that help to fight the damaging effects of harmful free radicals.
In recent years, black garlic has been seen more and more in modern western and international cuisines and has been embraced by chefs everywhere, particulary in Europe, Australia and the United States of America.
Yes! Other than the aforementioned antioxidant-rich profile, black garlic also contains a rich source of the compound known as S-allylcysteine, which is a derivative of the essential Amino Acid, Cysteine - cysteine is thought to have respiratory & detoxification properties.
It won't take you long to realise that The Original Black Garlic products that you see below can be used in a wide variety of sweet & savoury recipes. Why not try melting The Original Black Garlic Paste 100g in courgette risotto, or slicing The Original Black Garlic - 1 Bulb over scrambled eggs. The possibilities are endless!