Benefits of Garlic

Along with shallot, leek, and onion, garlic belongs to the genus Allium family. It is widely used in many dishes as a flavoring. Also, many people have been using this ingredient for a long time to treat different illnesses and medical conditions. Read on this article to learn more about some great benefits of garlic and why should add it to your diet.

1Provide Many Nutrients

Garlic contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins. One clove of raw garlic has the following components:

– Fiber: 0.05 g

– Calories: 4.5 g

– Protein: 0.2 g

– Carbohydrates: 1 g

– Manganese: 2 percent of the daily recommended intake

– Vitamin B6: 2 percent of the daily recommended intake

– Selenium: 1 percent of the daily recommended intake

– Vitamin C: 1 percent of the daily recommended intake

In addition, garlic contains a small amount of vitamin B1, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, calcium, and other nutrients needed for the body. That’s why it is a versatile and nutritious option no matter which diet you are following.  [1]

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