You all know it's good for you....and not just in that pungent, tastebud tingling way. Not that I needed any more reasons to eat garlic, but the health benefits of garlic are becoming more widely understood as well as ways to maximize those benefits. One easy way: instead of mashing or chopping your garlic and throwing it immediately into the pot or sauté pan, let it rest for 15 minutes which "triggers an enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic." Read more in this article in today's New York Times online.
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