Black Garlic Cloves
Black Garlic is garlic fermented at high temperatures to produce slightly wrinkled black cloves with a savory and sweet taste that is both caramel-like and garlicky, with hints of balsamic or tamarind. Its texture is tender like roast garlic, with undertones of malt and molasses without the acrid bite of raw garlic. Our Black Garlic Cloves are dried to preserve their flavor and freshness, and extend shelf life.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Black Garlic is the perfect melding of sweet and savory, a deliciously layered mix of molasses-like richness and a tangy, mellow garlic flavor with loads of umami. Although a common ingredient in Korean cuisine for centuries, it is relatively new to the West. Black Garlic is made by fermenting whole bulbs of garlic at high temperatures, a process that results in slightly wrinkled, black cloves with a distinctive flavor.
Black Garlic is sweet, almost caramel-like, with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. It is matte-black and when fresh, has a tender, gooey-soft texture. Our dried Black Garlic Cloves have the same look and shape as fresh black garlic cloves, but are slightly smaller with a more wrinkled skin due to dehydration, which allows for a longer shelf life.
Regular white garlic is already an antioxidant-rich super food, and is also full of cholesterol-lowering and cancer-preventing cysteine. Due to the fermentation process, Black Garlic boasts twice the cysteine of raw white garlic and twice the antioxidants, making it as healthful as it is delicious.
Our Black Garlic, a fascinating and exotic-looking combination of sweet and savory flavors, possesses a molasses-like richness and a tangy, mellow garlic taste. This eggroll recipe allows those unique flavors to shine, while shiitake mushrooms provide an extra note of umami richness.