National Garlic Day
A common seasoning worldwide, with a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use.
Cuisine all over the world includes garlic - No wonder there is an entire day dedicated to the pungent bulb and sharp flavor it provides!
Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both medicinal and culinary purposes.
Due to its potent aroma and mouthwatering flavor, garlic is an extensively used cooking ingredient and grows in many regions of the world. But throughout ancient times, garlic was chiefly used for its therapeutic and health assistance. This herb can be used medicinally to treat a number of ailments, including high blood sugar and cholesterol. Modern science has also proved that garlic has antibiotic properties!
Fact: Because of its strong odor, garlic is sometimes called the 'stinking rose'.
During the Renaissance era, garlic was categorized as peasant food and was largely undermined due to being a root dug up straight from the ground. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the powerhouse of fragrance came to be noticed by skilled chefs. The herb has since become an essential part of Mediterranean, Italian, and French cuisines.
Bizarre Myths Related to Garlic That People Believed for Ages:
Garlic Wards Off Vampires: Greek midwives used garlic to keep evil spirits at bay because it was believed that the herb was born out of the left footprint of Satan when he left the Garden of Eden.
Garlic Boosts Power: Roman soldiers believed garlic boosts chivalry and therefore felt more courageous after consuming the herb.
Dreaming Of Garlic Means Good Luck: It is believed that if someone dreams of garlic, he is in for good luck and prosperity in the coming years.