Lacto-fermented Garlic

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An amazing way to preserve garlic! The lacto-fermenting process also takes some of the heat out of the garlic, making it pretty easy to eat raw. The benefits of eating raw garlic are astronomical. Garlic is known to have great healing qualities. Use your lacto-fermented garlic in any recipe that calls for fresh garlic. Of course, if you cook it, you will lose probiotics, but the flavor is fantastic.

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    1. I notice you cook your garlic. I was wondering if you can pickle it raw? I would really like to skip the cooking step. I know that some of what I read warns you off garlic because of Botulism. I have put layers of garlic and onions too in with my lactic acid sauerkraut. I have always wanted to do a whole jar of just garlic but I was a little too nervous to try. I also put a teaspoon of meso in as a starter.

      1. I’ve done garlic raw before, using only a 3% brine in an anaerobic container. It’s amazing! There is another recipe on this site with instructions I believe. There shouldn’t be probably with botulism in a brine. Too acidic.

          1. Tip! Pull apart your garlic bulbs. Toss in to a large metal bowl. Cover with another bowl and shake toss it vigorously for 30 seconds.oat if not all of the cloves will be peeled.

    2. Garlic can be preserved in straight vinegar. Just peel and fill the jar with plain white vinegar, full strength, to cover. You can use them anytime. The grow gentler with age though and after a year in the fridge some sort of magic has turned those, still crunchy cloves, into a taste treat. When I discovered that long forgotten pint of garlic in Vin. it had been over a year and I was a little leery of trying it. After Humming and hawing for a while I popped one into my mouth and chewed. I then stood in front of the open fridge and ate the entire jar. Now there is always a pint of Garlic in Vinegar in my fridge

      1. That sounds simple and tasty enough but I don’t think the acidity of the vinegar would allow all the microscopic critters to thrive for the cultured food benefits. However, if one just needs a quick way to preserve their garlic, this would be great!

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