Should You Eat Old, Sprouted Garlic?

Should you eat old, sprouted garlic?

Wait, what’s that in the back of the fridge? A thing behind the box of baking soda? That’s the bulb of garlic you forgot about a month ago, the one that’s now sprouting green tendrils.

Question is, should you eat it? Well, yes, according to this article in prevention magazine.

Turns out that sprouted garlic is actually better for you than fresh garlic. When it’s been sprouted for five days it has significantly higher antioxidant levels. Who knew?

There’s some science behind it too. Researcher Jong-Sang Kim, PhD., said, “Plants are very susceptible to attack from bacteria, viruses, and insects during sprouting. This causes them to produce a variety of chemicals called phytoalexins to defend themselves. Most of these are toxic to microorganisms and insects, but beneficial to human health.”

So slice that sprouted garlic and cook it up… maybe with some sprouted legumes and nuts?

Should you eat old, sprouted garlic?