Murphy's New Zealand ferments these little gems for 6 weeks, which doubles the antioxidant levels and changes the flavour and texture into something completely magic!
It has a truly unique sweet and savoury umami flavour, that adds a rich, deep complexity to any dish without overpowering it.
Enjoy as a snack, slice and add to salads or use to top a variety of dishes from pasta to steak and fish. May also be pureed and drizzled on top of dishes like potato salad or pizza. Garlic Noir should be used more like a condiment - it does not need to be cooked.
Black Garlic is great for you, with studies suggesting; - Up to a 7 fold increase in the polyphenol content of regular garlic (Sato et al., 2006) - An increase in antioxidant activity and amino acid content (Chao et al., 2012), - Increased anti-inflammatory properties (Lee et al., 2011) - Hepatoprotective activity (Kim et al., 2011b) - Immunostimulatory activities (Purev et al., 2012). - And higher free radical scavenging properties in vitro (Kim et al. 2012) compared with fresh garlic.
Humblebee Market personally recommends trying it on fruit toast, or dipped in chocolate.