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Dried garlic takes on a mellow, round flavor that elevates recipes both savory and sweet. McCormick partners with family owned farms to grow garlic that can be used as powder or minced. It adds instant flavor into whatever you’re cooking because our bottles contain garlic and only garlic, and nothing else. Garlic is a member of the lily family, native to Central Asia and cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots. It’s the most pungent of the lilies, with a strong flavor and aroma. Unless you’re using it to ward off vampires, as people have done since the 1700s, it pays to use allium sativum with a gentle hand.
McCormick Garlic begins with whole heads of best-quality raw garlic grown in rich soil with plenty of sunshine. We remove the papery husk and gently dry the cloves before grinding them to a powder that will easily rehydrate and disburse in any recipe or milling them to a proper mince. The process mellows and rounds out the flavor.
How long garlic lasts can vary depending on the way it is stored and the form in which it is purchased. Unpeeled whole garlic can last for roughly 6 months whereas a single unpeeled clove will last about 3 weeks. Peeled garlic will generally last about a week. Garlic powder and garlic salt can last significantly longer depending on the conditions it is stored and usually lasts anywhere from 2 to 4 years. Minced garlic in a bottle will last roughly 18 to 24 months deepening on the conditions it is stored. Always follow best by dates on labels. Check out how long spices last for your favorite spices.
Keep garlic in a place away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Store garlic powder and garlic salts away from the stove or sink and keep it in a dark cabinet or spice drawer to help retain the quality. Same rules apply for keeping spices on a spice rack and should keep it away from the stove and sink but also keep it away from direct sunlight.
Garlic pairs nicely with these herbs and spices. Try them together the next time you're in the kitchen cooking something up for lunch or dinner.
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