We are acutely aware of Australia's concerns about COVID-19 as announcements increase about the risks of public gatherings. In our immediate area, this means the cancellation of the lovely Handmade Canberra market next weekend 21-22 March. This is understandable and disappointing for us and our customers. It seems an opportune time to remind us all about the established general health benefits of black garlic and to wish everyone good health at this difficult time.
At the outset, let's be crystal clear: there is NO evidence garlic or black garlic has prevented acquiring COVID-19 (despite some of the claims on the web). There is however reputable evidence about the general daily health benefits from eating garlic, and black garlic in particular. It is easier to eat black garlic daily (rather than fresh garlic with its pungent odour and harsh gastric effects). Black garlic can be eaten as a daily treat, perhaps under your poached eggs or eaten as a daily clove to boost wellness.
So what are the benefits?
§BIG flavour (soft & sweet) that’s healthy
§10x the antioxidants of raw garlic* with anti-inflammatory effects
§Reduces Blood Pressure*
§No Garlic Breath
§Anti-allergy* – reduces the physiology of allergic responses
Reference: *Kimura S. et al “Black Garlic: A Critical Review of it’s Production, Bioactivity & Application”. The Journal of Food & Drug Analysis. 2017:25;62-70.
You can read more here (Kimura paper) and on our review of the science of black garlic. We offer bulk tubs of unpeeled black garlic cloves, perfect for your daily health boost.
Recent Australian reviews have highlighted the rise of "health consciousness" in terms of a series of health indicators. So what is changing:
Artisan, chemical free, healthy food is available from great Australian businesses - please take advantage of what they offer!
There are always new trends in diets but one that is gaining more and more traction in Australia is veganism. Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism; not only do adherents eschew any killed animal products in their diets they avoid animal products altogether, essentially no eggs, dairy products or honey.
In 2018, search interest in ‘vegan’ information was at an all-time high in Australia. In fact, Google Trends analysis of searches for the word vegan across the globe during 2018 showed Australia had the highest percentage of all searches done.
Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth all scored spots in the global list of top vegan cities, coming in at fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th, respectively.
The top vegan-related queries on Google are for animal-free recipes and food, while rising in frequency are searches regarding Hungry Jack’s vegan burger and Domino’s non-dairy cheese — two major vegan fast-food options that launched in 2018.
With the United Nations warning that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change it is probably time to consider adding vegan items to your product line-up.
With thanks, www.foodprocessing.com.au
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY 2019 from your Aussie home grown suppliers of GARLICIOUS GROWN award winning black garlic ! From the rich soils and crisp nights of the Southern Tablelands comes black garlic cloves that have been awarded a gold medal with 94.67 points of 100! Our score was the highest in any class and we feel is a true endorsement of the quality of our pure Australian black garlic. Gourmands, chefs, vegans, those with gluten free requirements, and families all over the world enjoy https://www.garliciousgrown.com.au/buy-direct.html
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