(Allium sativum), is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive and Chinese onion. It is a wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your dishes. Also, is best to add it towards the end of the cooking process to retain the maximum amount of flavor and nutrition.
Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has long been a common seasoning worldwide, with a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use. It was known to ancient Egyptians and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine.
Origin: Italy and Spain.