How to Store Garlic

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How to store garlicHow to Store Garlic:

Buy: Fresh and firm.

Store: Dark, cool room temperature with good air circulation.  Not in the refrigerator. Lasts months if you have not broken the bulb; once you break the bulb, use the cloves quickly (3-10 days)

Signs garlic is bad: Shriveled or sprouting. Green center in garlic means that it is sprouting.

 

Good

-       Small bowl with ventilation holes or a paper bag.

-       A shady corner of the kitchen counter is perfect for garlic.

Bad

-       Sunlight and moisture

Ways to store garlic once you break the bulb:

Chopped garlic can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for a couple of days.

Garlic Oil. You can completely submerge peeled garlic in a sealed glass jar and place it in the freezer. Puree one part garlic cloves and two parts olive oil, then freeze in a freezer-safe container.

Dried Garlic. Placed halved garlic on a baking sheet and bake at 150 degrees for 2 hours or until fully dried. 

Garlic Salt. Put one part garlic in a food processor along with four parts sea salt. Blend until it forms a fine powder.

 

 

How to store garlic