Purple garlic is a variety of garlic that is purple in color. It is used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
Purple garlic is used in the same way as regular garlic, but it has a milder flavor. It’s also easier to digest than white garlic because it contains less allicin, an enzyme that can cause gastric irritation when consumed in large quantities.
Purple garlic can be used to make pickled garlic, as well as sauces and spreads. Its taste has been described as mellow and sweet, but not spicy. It has been described as sweet and milder than regular garlic with hints of nutmeg and licorice.
Purple garlic may not be available at your local grocery store. If you’re interested in growing your own purple garlic plants, they’re easy to grow in many parts of the U.S., including California, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Last modified: October 25, 2022