Garlic is a biennial plant that belongs to the Alliaceae botanical family. Having a pungent taste and smell, garlic is commonly used as a condiment in cooking. The head of the garlic (bulb) consists of several cloves. The garlic flower can be eaten as well.
Garlic is rich in manganese, copper, selenium, and phosphorus. It is also rich in vitamins, namely vitamin B6 and vitamin C. In addition, garlic contains fructans, a type of fibre that facilitates the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.