Black garlic - a new superfood for 2014? Women's Health & Fitness

Black garlic

What is it?
“Black-coloured foods are typically high in zinc and known to increase longevity,” says Wolfe. “Black garlic is created through fermentation, which typically improves nutrient and medicinal compound bioavailability,” Wolfe explains. “Black garlic still retains much of normal garlic’s antibiotic properties.”
What do you do with it?
Used primarily in Asian dishes, black garlic can be used in a variety of dishes including salads and stir-fries and will last in a zip-locked bag for around three months.

Is it super?
“Although it has a delicious flavour, there are not enough benefits for black garlic to be considered a super food,” says Wolfe. Nevertheless, in a 2013 study published by BioMedical Central Journal, researchers did reveal a link between black garlic and the reduction of age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.