GarlicFEST is back Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at the Waldron Hill Buskirk or Third Street Park. While the festival features local artists, live music, yoga and even a beer garden, the focus is, as always, on garlic. To get you ready for the festival, we've prepared an infographic to help you learn a bit more about the beloved stinking rose.
Now that you've been introduced to garlic, here are some of garlic's closest relatives and some forms you may find garlic in while perusing grocery store aisles.
Garlic has a lot of health benefits because it protects against viruses, bacteria, fungus and vampires. That's probably why Americans consume so much garlic annually.
But where is the garlic? Most garlic produced in the U.S. comes from three counties in California, but China, India and Bangladesh are the true garlic heavyweights.
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