I am a huge fan of garlic and I know I’m not the only one. It’s funny to think that such a pungent food could have such a devoted following, but people around the world know that everything’s better with garlic. In fact, the whole month of April has even been dubbed “Garlic Month!” In honour of the occasion, here are six facts about garlic that you might not know:
- Garlic is a member of the lily family.
- The smell of garlic can be removed from your hands by running them under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object.
- China consumes the most garlic per capita per year; it is also the leader in garlic production, growing a staggering 46 billion pounds per year.
- Elephant Garlic isn’t actually garlic at all it is a leek
- Garlic was so highly prized in the ancient world that it was even found in Tutankhamen’s tomb.
- The word garlic comes from the Anglo-Saxon words ‘gar’ meaning spear and ‘lac’ meaning plant.