What is black garlic?
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.
Where does black garlic come from?
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.
What does black garlic taste like?
Black garlic has a sweet/savoury umami flavour and tasting notes of molasses, balsamic, tamarind, caramel, dates and much more.