Garlic (1 large clove) is equivalent to 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/2 tablespoon) minced garlic and is equivalent to 1/2 teaspoon (1/6 tablespoon) of garlic powder.
Check out this chart for equivalent measurements for herbs and spices… fresh and dried herbs, fresh garlic, garlic powder and garlic salt, fresh ginger, parsley, and fresh and dried sage at Choosingvoluntarysimplicity.com.
Known as the stinking rose, the edible bulb is made up of sections called cloves, that are enclosed in a parchmentlike membrane. Three major varieties are available in the US:
- The white-skinned strongly flavored American garlic
- Mexican and Italian garlic, which have mauve-colored skins and a somewhat milder flavor
- The white-skinned, mild flavored elephant garlic, which is not a true garlic, but a relative of the leek.
Green garlic, is young garlic before it starts to form cloves; like a baby leek, with a long green top and white bulb. Garlic's essential oils stay in the body long after consumption, affecting breath and even skin odor.
Try garlic for these unexpected health benefits, who-knew beauty uses, and hidden home repairs at Reader's Digest.
Check out these garlic cooking tips and hints at Homecooking.about.com.