Garlic is a member of the onion family. It has a strong, pungent flavor and an odor that lingers on the hands long after it is used. Garlic is used to flavor many foods and recipes. When you want to add a little garlic flavor without the overpowering smell, minced garlic is the way to go.
You can find minced garlic in the produce section of your grocery store. It may be in plastic containers or in jars with screw-on lids. Garlic comes in three forms: fresh, dried and minced. Fresh garlic has a shelf life of about four weeks in the refrigerator or nine months if stored in a cool basement. Dried garlic has a shelf life of six months to one year if stored properly. Minced garlic will keep for about one week if refrigerated properly and about one month if stored at room temperature.
Last modified: September 12, 2022