Nutritional Value of Garlic


By: gracealone 09 May 2013 (267)

Know more about the nutritional value health benefits and home remedies of garlic

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Garlic is one of the most important ingredients in the spicy food. Moreover, it is used as a home remedy is curing many health problems. Garlic is consumed in various s like garlic paste, finely chopped garlic and mashed garlic buds.

Nutritional Value of Garlic
Garlic is low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat. It is good source of calcium, selenium, phosphorous, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It might be pungent in odor; however, has many nutritional values in it. Let’s know more about the nutritional value of garlic.

Calories in Garlic
100 gm of garlic contains 149 calories with 0g of total fat, 33g of carbohydrate, 2g of dietary fiber, 6g of protein and 1g of sugar. It also contains 127 calories from carbohydrate, 4.2 calories from fat and 17.7 calories from protein.

Vitamins in Garlic
Garlic is rich in a variety of vitamins. 100 gm of garlic contains Vitamin A(9.0IU), Vitamin C(31.2mg), Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)(0.1mg), Vitamin K(1.7mcg), Thiamin(0.2mg), Riboflavin(0.1mg), Niacin(0.7mg), Vitamin B6(1.2mg), Folate(3.0mcg), Vitamin B12(0.0mcg), Pantothenic Acid(0.6mg) and Choline(23.2mg)

Minerals in Garlic
Garlic is medicinal because it contains minerals like Calcium(181mg), Iron(1.7mg), Magnesium(25.0mg), Phosphorus(153mg), Potassium(401mg), Sodium(17.0mg), Zinc(1.2mg),  Copper(0.3mg), Manganese(1.7mg) and Selenium(14.2mcg) in 100 gm of it.

Fats & Fatty Acids in Garlic
Garlic contains 20.0 mg Omega-3 fatty acids and 229 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids

Sterols and Other Nutrients in Garlic
100 gm of garlic have no Phytosterols and 58.6 g of water with 1.5 g of ash in it.

Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is commonly used for curing acnes, stye eye, chest congestion, ear pain and in preventing hair loss, inducing sleep, skincare, bone care and in improving fertility. Read more on how to use garlic as a home remedy for these health benefits.

The nutritional value of garlic shows that it is healthy and can be used in preparing various delicious and nutritious recipes for the health of the complete family, isn’t it?

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Nutritional Value of Garlic

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