Garlic belongs to the lily family and is related to the onion.
In southern Italy and France it can be found growing wild, otherwise it is often imported from Eastern Europe and China.
The benefits of garlic:
Garlic is rich in iron, vitamin C, zinc, fiber and healthy sulfur compounds.
Garlic can lower cholesterol and prevent infections, fight viruses, bacteria and fungi; it stimulates the blood circulation and has a blood thinning effect.
Like onion, it helps in detoxification, getting rid of toxins and waste material.
Stored in a dark, cool and dry place, garlic should keep for months.