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Aug 22, 2009 05:44 AM

Black garlic?

Has anyone ever tried this? I was intrigued by this website:

I've heard it can be found in some Asian groceries, but I've never seen it (or looked that hard, I guess). Are there any sources around here?

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  1. If you're not participating in the latest demonstration against Whole Foods, you can get black garlic at the River Street location (don't know if they are carrying at other stores). two heads run you around $3 though. If you own an electric rice cooker with warm setting you can put garlic heads and leave them in there WITHOUT opening for 2 weeks and get the real deal. They taste fruity, sweet-sour, with a texture of preserved prunes or dates. Awesome snack or even spread on sandwiches as well as condiment for savory and sweet dishes. Even beyond their nutritional value they are a great addition to any meal or snack.

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    1. re: sushifest

      So, what's the latest demonstration about?
      What is the shelf life of black garlic?

      1. re: trufflehound

        RE: Whole Foods...revolves around owner's public statement against single-payer health reform.

        If left in dry, cool space can last for upwards of a year. You can check out a generic description, for example at; but there many other places to get good info about it.

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