Elephant Garlic Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to elephant garlic
About elephant garlic
Elephant garlic is native to China and was first grown in the United States in 1941. Elephant garlic looks like a giant head of conventional garlic, but it isn't true garlic at all. It is a kind of leek. Like regular garlic, elephant garlic is a bulb that grows underground. Heads are two to three times larger than regular garlic, often reaching the size of a softball. While conventional garlic can have as many as 20 cloves in a bulb, a bulb of elephant garlic usually has four to six palm-sized cloves.
Layers of off-white or purple paper-thin skin cover the bulb. Individual elephant garlic cloves are pale yellow and covered in a yellowish-white papery wrapper. These giants are found in the produce section year-round.
Most chefs describe the flavor of elephant garlic as milder and sweeter than conventional garlic, with a slight nuttiness. Elephant garlic is a good source of vitamins A, C, and E and the amino acid allicin.
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