Garlics use as a medicine has been well documented across many civilisations including the Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and Chinese. Its main claim to fame lies in its use as an all-natural antibiotic. For thousands of years, people have known about its ability to kill off various unhealthy strands of bacteria and fungi. Its strong aroma comes from a compound called allicin, which provides both its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Garlic is also rich in selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sodium and zinc.

A rich source of: vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folate, calcium.

Garlic powder

Energy (kcal) 246
Energy (kJ) 1045
Water (g) 6.5
Starch (g) 38.5
Total sugars (g) 4.2
Glucose (g) 1.1
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 1.6
Sucrose (g) 1.5
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 18.7
Protein (g)/100kcal 7.6
Protein % of calories 30.4
Carbohydrate (g) 42.7
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 17.4
Carb % of calories 69.4
Fat (g) 1.2
Fat (g)/100kcal 0.5
Fat % of calories 4.4
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 0.2
Mono FA /100g food (g) 0
Poly FA /100g food (g) 0.4
Sodium (mg) 271
Potassium (mg) 326
Calcium (mg) 57
Magnesium (mg) 26
Phosphorus (mg) 160
Iron (mg) 1.1
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 0.7
Chloride (mg) 439
Manganese (mg) 0.1
Selenium (µg) 21
Iodine (µg) 29
Vitamin D (µg) 11.5
Vitamin E (mg) 1.2
Thiamin (mg) 0.1
Riboflavin (mg) 0.2
Niacin (mg) 2.5
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 2.1
Niacin equivalent (mg) 4.6
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.4
Vitamin B12 (µg) 7.8
Folate (µg) 11
Pantothenate (mg) 0.5
Biotin (µg) 4.4
Vitamin C (mg) 4
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 9.9
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Retinol (µg) 278
Carotene (µg) 320
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 306