- Gluten free
- Ships frozen*
- Product of Canada
- No cooking required
- No lactose or vinegar
- Beneficial live cultures and enzymes
- Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, Inc.
*NOTE: The 1, 2, and 3-jar options (FJG101, FLG102, and FJG103) must be ordered with other frozen items. Or, you can order a minimum of 5 jars.
The deep, complex flavor of this rare, lacto-fermented food will delight all who love garlic … and please many who think they don't!
Garlic Flowers make a great condiment or seasoning – let your imagination run wild!
Click the Serving/Care tab for several easy, rewarding uses.
Not your usual garlic
Compared with garlic cloves, our Garlic Flowers are easy to digest and yield little or no "garlic breath" … two attractive benefits of the fermentation process.
Though we cannot predict any person's reaction, some people who experience discomfort after eating garlic do not encounter this problem with our fermented Garlic Flowers.
Enjoy a summertime treat ... all year-round!
Common, hard-neck garlic plants form a stalk (scape) at the top, which will eventually produce a "flower" … actually a collection of miniature cloves called bulbils.
Garlic farmers normally prune the scapes before they flower, to focus the plant's energy into the underground bulb or "head", where the famously pungent cloves reside.
Our Garlic Flowers are harvested near the summer solstice in June, then chopped and fermented for two months in organic high-oleic sunflower oil with a live Lactobacillus starter culture.
The Lactobacillus cultures break down some of the flowers' constituents and generate enzymes as well as lactate and other organic acids … changes that account for this product's unique, mild flavor
Our raw, cultured, unpasteurized Garlic Flowers are fermented using a live, probiotic Lactobacillus starter culture.
Hundreds of studies suggest that garlic supports cardiovascular health modestly, but as yet there are no studies of this kind on cultured garlic flowers.
Although some overlap in chemical makeup is likely, we cannot say with certainty that any or all of the cardio-supportive compounds in garlic cloves also occur in our fermented Garlic Flowers.