Enroute to Melbourne we called in at Broadford and found Suezanne and Mark selling "vital ingredients for your kitchen". They have an all Australian gourmet produce and gift store and boast the best coffee in the region. Rich range of healthy and gluten free products too. Stop by and now you can pick Garlicious Grown black garlic. They are expanding shortly so only better things to come - stop and enjoy!
Thanks Wes for introducing Garlicious Grown black garlic range to Boundy's. They specialise in catering to shoppers who wish to purchase all of the grocery and fresh food requirements in one location.
Thanks Wendy for including us in your launch of a fabulous new deli at Ulladulla. Don't miss the fantastic range and beautiful scenery of the south coast
One of life's beautiful stores offering a wide range of terrific products and beautiful food. Just a real treat to be stocked in such lovely surrounds - thanks Lisa.
Thanks Marie-Anne, George and Daniel for stocking our Garlicious Grown black garlic range. Your ambition of taking gourmet food to your local community matches well with ours, to take great tasting healthy black garlic to the world! Sure it will go well for you
Thanks Carol for stocking our black garlic range in your beautiful new store. Carol has taken over an established business in Berrima, the lovely Mrs Oldbuck's Pantry and promises to take it to new heights. She is stocking a great range of gourmet products. Good luck with it all Carol!
Great to see Cleo's at Elwood stocking our black garlic cloves. They have an amazing array of cheese and cold meat that combine beautifully with black garlic. Get in there for your next antipasto platter and add some black garlic for that gourmet finishing touch! Thanks Wes
Friends like Stephanie have told us of their experience of being able to reintroduce garlic flavour to their diet via black garlic. They had found raw garlic caused gastric side effects or allergic reactions. As Stephanie reports:
“Growing up my mother did not use much garlic in her cooking so I had no idea how terribly allergic I was until I was at my future mother in law's home for the first time.
Being European everything was laced with garlic. I was consuming the lot not wanting to appear rude.
That night I was violently ill, this condition lasted for two days. So sadly garlic was out of the question.
You can imagine my husband’s delight, being Austrian, to meet Jenny and Cathy at the Caravan Show in Sydney where we were introduced to Garlicious Grown Australian Black Garlic.
Still I wasn’t convinced and didn’t want to chance being ill again. We however did buy some product for Andy to try.
The following week he slipped the black garlic powder into a meal he was preparing for dinner …
Result …the food was wonderful and I had no reaction at all!
I would highly recommend this product to anyone.”
Why might this be? We know the caramelisation process of black garlic changes the chemical nature of the garlic with higher antioxidants and S-Allylcysteine, lower organic sulphur compounds (like allicin thought to cause garlic allergy) and lower ph. You can read more of the science of black garlic here. These changes make the garlic more digestible. We have friends who buy unpeeled cloves and eat one per day for the health benefits alone.
New research has focused on the anti-allergy properties of the black garlic itself. The authors conclude that black garlic itself has direct anti-allergy properties which may underlay Stephanie's experience. Read the detailed Korean study here.
Interestingly, there have been some similar results for turmeric as an anti-allergy spice - you can read an overview here.
This is a brief review of recent research on black garlic and is not intended to claim any health benefits for black garlic. The review is provided for interest only.