Garlic is a popular flavoring agent which is used around the world today. Though it is considered to be a native of Central Asia, it has left its footprints in Mediterranean, European and African cooking as well.
In modern times, Garlic has proved to be more than a food ingredient, and a lot of studies have concluded its proven health benefits. China is the largest producer of Garlic followed by India. It is a sturdy plant and is seldom attacked by pests, in fact, it acts as a repellant against most of them.
Garlic has a glossy cover with soft cream colored bulbs inside that are consumed. The outer covering or peel of the garlic can range from white to brilliant pink depending on the species.