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Garlic – Slemish Market Garden Ballymena

The Garlic at Slemish Market Garden in Ballymena are the biggest bulbs of garlic that we have ever seen! Just look at the picture below which was shared earlier this week by Frank. He says;

This is the type of garlic that can be grown in Ballymena, I set a pound coin on it for some perspective, great taste really strong. Also in  – British Queens potatoes just lifted and a new batch of Cucumbers all ready.

Garlic - Slemish Market Garden Ballymena

Garlic – Slemish Market Garden Ballymena

Garlic is a great ingredient and it also makes some amazing health claims. Here are some of health benefits of garlic. This information is taken from the Smart Cooky website – read the article in full here.

1/ Garlic acts as a blood purifier. – Garlic will help to cleanse your system and flush out toxins.

2/ Garlic can help you beat the cold. – Taking 2-3 cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day or sipping some garlic tea (with a touch of honey or ginger to lift up the taste) is not only going to relieve a stuffed nose and cure the cold but also build your immunity against these frequent visitors over time.

3/ It is good for your heart. – Taking 2-3 cloves of raw or cooked garlic a day or sipping some garlic tea (with a touch of honey or ginger to lift up the taste) is not only going to relieve a stuffed nose and cure the cold but also build your immunity against these frequent visitors over time.

4/ Garlic is good for your skin and hair. – The invigorating properties of garlic protect the skin from the effect of free radicals and slow down the depletion of collagen which leads to loss of elasticity in aging skin.

As if that is not enough you can read more here. Head down to Slemish Market garden for some vegetables this week and pick up some garlic while you are there. Follow Slemish Market Garden on Facebook here to keep up to date with what is in season now.