Iranian garlic is a popular product in the fruit and vegetable market of countries such as Russia, Iraq, Kuwait and China.
Garlic is one of the most widely used food products and according to statistics, it is the second most consumed spice in the world after pepper.
In the past, Iran was one of the exporters of garlic to European countries.
Today, due to neglect of this product, other countries in the world such as China, Korea, Spain, Egypt, Thailand, Argentina and the United States are the main exporters of this plant with high yield, high production and timely delivery to the market.
types of Garlic produced by Iran are currently exported to several countries in different seasons in fresh and dried form.
Major garlic producing countries in the world
Many countries cultivate garlic in the world, including the countries active in this field, the following countries can be mentioned:
- United States
Iran is the 13th largest producer of garlic in the world
With an annual production of more than 100,000 tons of garlic, Iran is the thirteenth largest producer of this product in the world.
Iranian garlic has been well received in world markets due to its high quality.
Iran annually exports about 1,000 tons of garlic to Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Iraq, Russia, Germany and the United Arab Emirates.
Garlic is known as one of the most valuable medicinal plants in ancient Iran and traditional medicine.
In addition to its amazing medicinal properties, garlic has special nutritional properties and excellent flavoring.
Iran is a country of four seasons and due to the difference in climate in different regions of Iran, the time of cultivation and harvesting of garlic in the provinces is different.
Therefore, in a large part of the year, fresh and high quality Iranian garlic is available in the market. Garlic is harvested in June and May in different parts of the country.
The best time to buy types of garlic from Iran is late spring and early summer because garlic is harvested and loaded in many parts of Iran at this time.
Iranian garlic can be exported in various forms such as dried garlic, fresh garlic, peeled, pickled, spices, and …
Buying garlic has always been one of the main members of the Iranian household shopping cart.
Garlic is very important because of its benefits such as its effect on the body infection, blood pressure, and many other properties.
Types of Iranian garlic
Iran’s export garlic is naturally of higher quality and you can buy these garlic at a reasonable price from Raimonco website.
Red garlic, as the name implies, has red streaks on its outer covering.
This type of garlic has many fans because of the healing properties.
White garlic is also derived from its name, has a white appearance and is more common in garlic shops than other types.
Pearl garlic or peeled garlic clove is one of the most popular types of garlic. This type of garlic is sometimes used for export.
The special value of freshly harvested garlic is due to the preservation of all the active ingredients, some of which are separated from the garlic during drying.
This type of garlic is usually available in late spring and the time of garlic harvest and can not be found later
Properties of Iranian garlic
Very nutritious but low in calories
Every single calorie of garlic is extremely nutritious. 28 grams of garlic per person contains these nutrients:
- Manganese: 23% of the body’s needs per day
- Vitamin B6: 17% of the body’s needs every day
- Vitamin C: 15% of the body needs every day
- Selenium: 6% of the body’s needs every day
- Fiber: 6 grams
- And appropriate amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1.
In fact, almost everything we need is found in Iranian garlic.
These benefits come from consuming 42 calories, along with 1.8 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbohydrates.
In summary, types of Garlic as a dietary supplement helps prevent and reduce the worsening of the flu and improve colds.
Lower blood pressure
Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke are the biggest killers in the world. High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most important causes of these diseases.
Human research has shown that garlic as a dietary supplement, has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
In one study, garlic extract at a dose of 600 to 1500 mg over a 24-week period was as effective in lowering blood pressure as atenolol.
The dose of garlic as a dietary supplement should be relatively high to have the desired effects. The amount of allicin the body needs is about 4 cloves of garlic a day.
Properties of Iranian garlic for the treatment of colds
Garlic is said to be effective as a supplement in boosting the immune system.
A large 12-week study found that daily consumption of garlic as a dietary supplement reduced the number of cold reports of those who consumed garlic by 63%.
Another study has shown that high doses of garlic extract (2.56 grams per day) can reduce the number of days with a cold or flu by 61%.
Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness
Oxidative damage caused by free radicals is effective in the aging process. Types of garlic contains antioxidants that strengthen the body’s defense mechanism against oxidative damage.
High doses of garlic as a dietary supplement have been shown to increase antioxidants.
It also dramatically reduces oxidative stress in people with high blood pressure.
In general, the effects of garlic and its antioxidant properties in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure can be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s, amnesia and other brain diseases.
Prevention of tooth decay and treatment of oral infections
Bacteria cause plaque to form and eventually cause tooth decay. Garlic with its antimicrobial properties is effective in killing these bacteria.
Garlic also treats oral infections such as pyorrhea (disease of the tissues around the teeth), thrush and wounds caused by dentures.
Iranian garlic can be used in combination with other antibiotics to treat bacteria resistant to various drugs. Allicin in garlic inhibits the activity of sulfur enzymes that bacteria need to survive.
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