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What is Black Garlic and how can it make you Healthier

Hot Mess Chef-Episode 3 What is Black Garlic

So a few weeks ago I got Wegmans quarterly cookbook and one of its features was Black Garlic chicken. I love garlic and I am a foodie, so I had to try it and make the recipe. Now it has taken me weeks to get there.  I didn’t find the garlic but I found a ready made kit to try. Click below to find out how I like the recipe and find out What is Black Garlic and how can it make you Healthier


According to,

while you make think it is burned garlic, it’s actually made by “fermenting” whole bulbs of fresh garlic in a humidity-controlled environment in temperatures that range from 140 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 to 40 days. There are no additives, preservatives, or burning for that matter, of any kind.


Once it’s removed from the heat, the garlic bulbs are placed in a dry area at room temperature to oxidize for 10 to 14 days. The process results in garlic that is matte-black and gooey soft with a somewhat chewy texture and a flavor similar to balsamic vinegar – the normal pungency taste of garlic disappears, which means that even those that can’t stand garlic may like black garlic.

You can actual purchase Black Garlic Makers online if you want to make it yourself! They look similar to a instapot



How can it make you Healthier

The article mentions 4 things that have been found to benefit from this type of garlic

  1. Treats type 2 diabetes- due to 2 times the amount of antioxidants of regular garlic.  By lessening the oxidative stress caused by elevated blood sugars its effect on your kidneys, heart and vessels.
  2. Improves cholesterol levels thus decreasing heart disease risks
  3. Allergy relief- found to turn off gene that causes inflammation. Garlic is also a naturel antibiotic.
  4. Help Liver detoxify from alcohol and removes fat accumulated in the liver.

Final Thoughts on Black Chicken

So I hope you try this new type of garlic and I would love to hear your thoughts on it.  I would try it regardless if it helped me but after finding the great benefits of it I may look for some more recipes for it. For a link to the recipe I used please click below link. I hope you enjoy this and I hope it helps you and your family Live your Best Life.

Paula Ward aka TuTuFitMama

Recipes-Black Garlic Chicken from



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