Garlic is considered by some to be the world's most healing food. Boasting more than 100 sulfur compounds, the unmistakable smell and flavor of garlic is due to a phytonutrient called allicin. The "stinking rose"  is a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent and has been used as far back as the time of Hippocrates as a medicine. Recent research shows garlic benefits the cardiovascular … [Read more...]


Shallots are members of the Allium (or onion) family and have a distinctive yet delicate flavor somewhere between garlic and onion. Three varieties of shallots are available- red, greenish white, and purple which is considered the best. Cooking with Shallots … [Read more...]


Chives are the bright green, long, hollow, thin leaves of Allium schoenoprasum, an onion-like member of the lily family. Chives are one of the ingredients used in "fines herbes" - a traditional French herb blend often used in egg dishes like omelets or quiche and in sauces and butters. Chives have a mild, onion-like flavor, with a hint of garlic. Estimated Glycemic Load=0 Antioxidant … [Read more...]


Scallions refer to several members of the onion family which have not fully matured into a bulb. Varieties of scallions include "scallion", green onions and young leeks. Each has a white base and long, green straight leaves. All scallion varieties can be used interchangeably. The green tops of scallions, provide more beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, and calcium, ounce for ounce, than full … [Read more...]


Leeks are mild members of the Allium - or onion - family and popular in Mediterranean cooking. Similar in appearance to a large scallion, leeks have broad green leaves and thick white bodies. With their mild, sweet flavor, leeks are delicious added to soups; braised leeks make a perfect accompaniment to fish, poultry and meat dishes. High in beta-carotene, leeks also contain a flavonoid … [Read more...]


Onions are members of the Allium family, and fall into two main categories-green onions and dry onions (mature onions covered with dry, papery skin). The numerous members of this plant family include scallions, leeks, shallots and garlic as well as the individual onion varieties. Onions are a rich source of phytonutrients including allyl sulfides and quercetin. Antioxidant Score … [Read more...]

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