Updated: Apr 16
Garlic has many health benefits but only if you let it!
An active compound called ▶Allicin◀ is responsible for garlic's aroma & amazing benefits. 🎉
However, Allicin is created when garlic is cut, crushed, or mangled. An enzyme called Alliinase is released to convert Alliin into Allicin. SO, when chopping up garlic, let it sit for 10 minutes before cooking so Alliin can be metabolized into Allicin. 📢
The longer you cook it, the more nutrients will be lost. So try and add it last when cooking.