Monday, July 11, 2011

Purple Garlic

Recently in one of my CSA baskets, I received one head of garlic.

I panicked when within a day, the garlic started to turn purple, so I hit the Internet to see if it was safe to eat.

No worries - the garlic was turning purple due to an acid reaction.  While not a pleasant sight, it was safe to eat and upon cooking with it, I did not notice anything odd.

So why did this happen?

Simple, the garlic was harvested before it had reached full maturity and wasn't properly dried.  While there is nothing I could have done to prevent this, hopefully my farmer will practice a little patience next time.

Lesson noted,
The Hoff

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