Sunday, July 26, 2009

Black Garlic



Black Gold - Fermented Black Garlic (Organic)

Black Garlic (6 bulbs)

1 bulb

1 clove

They call them "Black Gold". Black? Yes, you can't doubt it! They're really very black. "Gold"? These natural fermented black garlic are said to have numerous medicinal uses and hence are regarded as the equivalent of gold (metal) --> precious health supplements!

According to the articles published in our local newspapers (Xin Min Ri Bao; 新明日报), eating black garlic regularly helps to alleviate constipation, control/reduce blood sugar level, prevent dementia, remove body odour, fight obesity and improve overall health.

Black garlic can be eaten in their raw form or used as ingredient for cooking. Unlike white garlic, black garlic have less pungent smell and taste (a bit sweet and sour) better.

Have you tried them? If yes, what do you think of them?



21 comments:

Anya said...

Hi Dora
I eat many garlic,
but not black garlic!!
I wish I could try it,
you sad it smells & taste better ;)
Sounds great,
perhaps also a fresher breath.... LOL

Little Inbox said...

Just got to know about it. Thanks for sharing.

Food For Tots said...

It is really like eating GOLD! S$68 per box sold at Cold Storage. Take a look at this black garlic recipe.

Indrani said...

I was not aware of this. Great post.

Life Ramblings said...

i love black garlic but i can't eat raw ones. i prefer to take them in stir-fry meals.

tigerfish said...

Ya...seen them back in the US but hor....even the whole bulb was black leh, not just the cloves. Never tried them before though. How much did you pay for it ?

Marites said...

I like garlic but never seen a black one. Quite interesting!! I wonder how it tastes..

Morri Behrmann said...

Oliveria in Melbourne sells it for AUD 5.95 each or 85.95 for a bag of 15. www.oliveria.com.au. Its all the rage in Australia right now and mailing to Singappore is relatively cheap.

Kero said...

Dora, this is is the first time i heard about black garlic. i hope it is available here in the UAE hehe. I need to keep excess weight at bay. ;)

thank you so much for sharing and till next WS!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I've seen this a couple of times over the internet but I haven't seen them in person nor have I tried them. I'm really interested and will be on the look out in the market.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I love garlic so the question is does this new black garlic leave as much bad breath?:)

bluedreamer27 said...

hello dora just dropping by here

by the way sorry for not being here around lately
i just got sick
but now im okay and im back with my daily blogging routine hehe
thanks for your support for my blogs and for your visits too
have a great day and God Bless!!

lisaschaos said...

Never heard of it before - looks intriguing!

SandyCarlson said...

This is new to me! Sounds neat.

garliclover said...

Hi Dora!
I've been taking the black gold garlic for 2 months and my diabetics is so much better! it helps to control my blood sugar level and I can even enjoy the chocolates my grandchildren buy for me! It's fantastic!

Anonymous said...

where did you buy those garlics huh?

Anonymous said...

I got some black garlic for $18 for 6 bulbs in a chinese medicine shop at china town. It's way cheaper than the $68 which is advertised in the newspaper (prob to make up for the cost of advertising).

frangipani said...

Sheng siong supermarket also used to sell them at $18 for 6 but it has been out of stock for a long time.I've try both and I would say I prefer the cheaper one as it taste not as mushy as the expensive one.I also thinks it is because of the advertising cost that is why it is so expensive and closer check the expensive one I found out is also from china.

frangipani said...

can you let me know which china town shop you got it from?

alex.har said...

It's now widely sold at Medic Drug Store at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Unity and Watsons, also at Carrefours. You can access their facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Gold-Black-Garlic/104630816262293

Katherine said...

Hi all, you can purchase online from www.blackgarlicsg.com, selling at half the price of market rate.