Peeled garlic should be chosen with a uniform color and showing any signs of wilting. Garlic is well recognized from its strong smell.


Garlic is a vegetable that belongs to the onion family. It has long slender leaves. Its roots can grow substantially and the bulb, commonly called the head, consists of a series of cloves together in the center. Garlic is well recognized from its strong smell.

What do you do with a clove of garlic?

Garlic grows in large papery heads. A novice mistake is to massively overgarlic things by following instructions incorrectly. Remember that the large bulb of garlicyou buy is NOT one ‘clove‘. The whole garlic is called a ‘head’ or ‘knob’. Each small, individual segment of a garlic head is a clove.

How do you cut a clove of garlic?

Follow These Steps
  • Peel off papery layers. Peel away as many of the skins as possible and discard.
  • Press into a tight garlic bulb with the palm of your hand. …
  • Peel the cloves. …
  • Chop the garlic. …
  • To mince garlic, use a garlic press.

What is a bulb of garlic?

The bulb, the part of the garlic plant that is consumed, protected by several layers of white, papery coverings. The bulb is composed of a group of wedge-shaped cloves. Each individual clove is also protected by a white, papery covering.

What is a whole clove of garlic?

A clove of garlic is just one segment of the whole head (it’s like an orange segment), usually there are a whole bunch of cloves inside the of a head ofgarlic.The cloves will be of different sizes, so when a recipe calls for a clove of garlic, use the medium sized one.

Peeled garlic should be kept refrigerated.
  • Optimal storage temperature: 34°F to 40°F
  • Humidity: 65 a 70%
  • Ethylene producer: No
  • Sensitive to ethylene exposure: No