Garlic Salt – 5 oz
Garlic salt is taken from the bulb of the plant with the same name. It is a common medicinal supplement. However, it is more known as a flavor enhancer.
It is used to enhance the flavor of many food recipes. Examples include:
- whole grain brown rice.
- eggplant slices.
- homemade marinara sauce.
- a variety of soups.
It is also known for its scent and raw taste. It smells a bit pungent and has a spicy taste. This taste mellows and sweetens with cooking.
Aside from seasoning foods, garlic salt has many health benefits.
First, it can assist in lowering cholesterol. Our blood cholesterol is made up of two families of compounds. These are called low and high density lipoproteins. These are more commonly known as LDLs and HDLs. Chronic high levels of LDLs can lead to the narrowing of the arteries. Regular consumption of foods with garlic can decrease harmful LDLs. It also raises the good levels of HDLs. Hence, garlic salt can prevent cardiovascular disorders.
It can also aid in reducing blood pressure. Chronic high blood pressure can lead to hypertension. This leads to an increased strain in the blood vessels and the heart. The salt acts as a vasodilator. This helps in relaxing the blood vessels. Hence, it lowers down blood pressure. Make sure to consult with a physician first before consuming garlic salt for this purpose.
Garlic salt can also aid in boosting the immune system. Regular consumption can aid in the fight against mild infections. An example of which is the common cold. It can even help in the fight against cancer. There are studies that found people who consume garlic regularly have a low risk of getting colon cancer.
It also contains a good amount of vitamin C. This helps in preventing disorders such as scurvy.