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Knowing Nutritional Value of Garlic


Knowing Nutritional Value of Garlic

Every food may be tasteless without giving garlic, because garlic is one of flavours that always make the food very delicious. Garlic is known as a flavour that has many benefits for health, especially as prevention of cancer and making the skin healthier and more beauty.

How garlic is benefit for health? Of course, those benefits are caused by nutritional value of garlic itself.

Some people choose not to consume garlic because garlic has sting aroma that is disliked by them or even they have already known about nutrient value of garlic.

Garlic is a flavour that is rich of needed nutrition, including antioxidants that can build and increase the immune of your body. By eating garlic, it means that you give many nutritions for your body.

Then, what are nutrition consisted in garlic? Now, you’ll get the information about it. Garlic contains carbohydrates, sugar, vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, calcium, etc.

nutritional value of garlic

Those are very beneficial for body. If you want to know about nutrition of garlic more detail, here is the list of nutrient value of garlic/100 grams according to USDA Nutrient database:

  • Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 33.06 g
  • Sugar 1.00g
  • Dietary fiber 2.1 g
  •  Fat 0.5 g
  • Protein 6.39 g
  • Beta-carotene 5 mg (0%)
  • Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.2 mg (15%)
  • Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.11 mg (7%)
  • Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.7 mg (5%)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.596 mg (12%)
  • Vitamin B6 1.235 mg (95%)
  • Folate (Vitamin B9.) 3 mg (1%)
  • Vitamin C 31.2 mg (52%)
  • Calcium 181 mg (18%)
  • Iron 1.7 mg (14%)
  • Magnesium 25 mg (7%)
  • Phosphorus 153 mg (22%)
  • Potassium 401 mg (9%)
  • Sodium 17 mg (1%)
  • Zinc 1.16 mg (12%)
  • Manganese 1.672 mg
  • Selenium 14.2 mg

In other source, it is mentioned that garlic is rich of vitamin C and calcium. This research is taken to garlic per 136 grams.

From this study, it is showed that garlic consists of: Vitamin C that fulfill 71% of daily needs, Calcium that fulfill 25% of daily needs, iron that fulfill 13% of daily needs, Carbohydrates (45 g) that fulfill 15% of daily needs, and Fiber (3 g) that fulfill 11% of daily needs.

By knowing the nutrient value of garlic, you should consider garlic as one of foods that should be consumed everyday.

Based on list of nutrition of garlic above, you knows that garlic consists many substances that are needed by body. However, you may not eat garlic excessively because garlic also consists some harmful substances although in a few amount.

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