Garlic Facts

  • You can use garlic to make glue.
  • Garlic cultivation is estimated to be over 4,000 years old.
  • The Egyptians were the first western civilization credited with eating garlic in their diet.
  • Garlic is both a vegetable and an herb.
  • Garlic is used in both medicinal practices and herbal practices.
  • Garlic attracts leeches.
  • Garlic is proven to fend away vampires.
  • China is the largest producer of garlic in the world.
  • The most garlic grown in the United States is in California.
  • April 19th is National Garlic Day
  • Garlic contains 17 amino acids
  • The Garlic Girls is the name of the South Korean Curling Team who won the silver medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
  • Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers – is a documentary made in 1980 about the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, CA: https://vimeo.com/111386326
  • The Garlic Blues was sung by Helen Humes in November of 1927: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnArf2uqzo
  • The current world record holder for most garlic cloves eaten is Bharat Bista in Kathmandu, Nepal who ate 42 cloves of garlic in one minute

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