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Garlic Quiz!

Updated on March 11, 2015
Garlic Bulb
Garlic Bulb | Source

Do you love garlic?

It has been noticed that a large part of our society love a little, white, smelly bulb! There are few recipes today that do not contain garlic in one form or another.

What do you know about garlic apart from using it in cooking? Check out your knowledge with the quiz, and add to it! There are so many interesting things to know about our beloved garlic!

Do you want to take the quiz first, and then enlarge on the answers? Or would you like to do it afterward, to check how carefully you have read the lens? It is up to you!

Ischia, Italy
Ischia, Italy | Source

The history of garlic

Historians claim that garlic has been around for at least 6000 years. It is believed to have its roots in Central Asia. But many ancient civilizations, including the Romans, Greeks as well as Egyptians, used garlic to boost strength and prevent diseases. It was said garlic made Egyptian builders stronger and Roman legions more courageous. It was even worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, and garlic images made of clay were found in Tutankhamon's grave!

In other countries garlic was believed to be a lucky charm used to ward off evil. Some Christians even believe that when Satan left the garden of Eden, garlic sprung up in his left foot-print. (and onion in the right!)

Roasted garlic

Peel off the outer layers of the garlic, but keep them together as a bulb with the inner peel. Chop off the top, about 1/2 inch, and put them on a pan or in muffin forms. Drizzle olive oil over the garlic. Cover with aluminium foil.

Roast in a preheated oven (400F) for about 35 minutes. The bulbs should be soft when touched. Allow to cool, then squeeze out the garlic and eat with bread or as a side-dish to roast! Also delicious mashed with pasta and some vegetables!

Garlic Roaster - Great for storing garlic, as well!

Norpro Large Garlic Baker
Norpro Large Garlic Baker

This is a great tool for roasting garlic in the oven. The bottom is glazed, making it easy to clean. The lid is unglazed which allows the moisture and aromas to stay within the garlic! Recipes are provided. Delicious!


The Lily family

Garlic is called Allium Sativum in latin, and is closely related to onion, chive, leek, rakkyo and shallot, of the lily family. It is commonly agreed that it originates from Central Asia. The word 'garlic' comes from Old English, meaning 'spear leek'. Some common names used for it is 'stinking rose' and 'Italian perfume'. Although previously looked down upon, it now has a solid place in the best cuisines in the world!


This is so-o good! Be careful not to eat too much!


  • 30 garlic cloves- peeled
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil -EVOO
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper -to taste
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried


  1. First put the garlic cloves in boiling water for about five minutes. Rinse in cold water and dry them. Mix all the other ingredients very well in a food-processor or blender. Put the garlic cloves in a glass-bottle and cover them with the marinade. Leave it to mature in the fridge for about five days. Enjoy!
  2. Please note- some people enjoy adding a few chopped, hot chilipeppers to the marinade before pouring it over the garlic....
Cast your vote for Marinated garlic cloves

Garlic is good for you!

Garlic is a very tasty little bulb. But it also has a lot of qualities that are good for you. When garlic is cut, there is a chemical reaction which turns the inherent alliin into allicin, a sulpur-containing molecule. This is anti-fungal.

Garlic is also anti-septic, and was widely used during World War 1 by the Russian army to treat wounded soldiers. In fact, it was called the Russian penicillin.

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  • Acne
  • Lowering the blood-pressure
  • Lowering "bad" cholesterol and raising "good" cholesterol
  • Improving immunesystem
  • Treating the common cold
  • Fungal skin problems
  • Combat fatigue
  • Vaginal infection
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Treating intestinal parasites
  • Helps improve your iron metabolism
  • Heal fractured bones
  • Tooth-ache
  • Digestion

The smell of garlic can be removed by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object or by rubbing your hands with a slice of lemon!

Garlic cures

There are probably as many garlic-cure-recipes as there are sick people in the world, most likely you know of some. Many claim that garlic should be eaten raw to have any effect, others are convinced that boiled garlic is equally good. This is a recipe for cold that has been recommended by many of my friends, from different part of the earth, in basically the same way. It works for me!

In a mug mix:

4 cloves of finely chopped or pressed garlic

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp lemonjuice

1/4 cup of rum

Pour hot water over, and slowly sip it. Then go to bed!

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Do you have a cough?

Make sure you are not expecting guests when using this!

Reading about garlic cures

"The air of Provence was particularly perfumed by the refined essence of this mystically attractive bulb." - Alexandre Dumas

Express yourself - This is open for everybody

Do you like garlic?

Garlic Shrimps

Chef Jason Hills shows how to prepare garlic shrimps in an easy way!

Did you enjoy the quiz? Do you appreciate garlic even more now? Let us know!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very good quiz.

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      6 out of 8, before reading, so not bad! The Romans in Britain mixed garlic with honey to put on wounds to accelerate healing.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      I believe I got it EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil! For what concern the cheese try to use a mix of Parmesan cheese and Pecorino (3 to 1), the pesto is better.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Nice lens, I enjoyed your quiz and scored great. Just a question, in your pesto recipe what is EVOO??? Never heard of this ingredient.

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! I did better than I thought I did on the quiz.

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      WilliamPower 6 years ago

      On the quiz, not too good.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I have an unadulterated affair with Garlic!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Well done - enjoyed the information and the quiz.

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      Very curious facts about garlic! Plus, some great pictures, and great recipes, too! Angel Blessed!

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      totalhealth 6 years ago

      i use garlic in most foods that i cook. and i love its smell when it is fried.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I really do appreciate garlic and enjoyed your quiz and learning more about garlic.

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      CruiseReady 7 years ago from East Central Florida

      I had heard that garlic is good for lowering blood pressure, and I hope that's right. I have started using it more - amost daily - in cooking becase I need to get hubby's BP down!

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      CynzdaReveur 7 years ago

      Very informative lens. Never know this much about garlic. Thanks. =)

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      sorana lm 7 years ago

      Great lens and very informative.

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      Blackspaniel1 7 years ago

      nice lens. Joined your fan club.

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      sousababy 7 years ago

      Lensrolled to my: Getting a Guy to Cook and Preventive Medicine is UNDERfunded, why? lenses. Hope it helps!

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      sousababy 7 years ago

      Yes, garlic has many health benefits. Buying it fresh CAN be a challenge here in Canada, but I finally found a really fresh grocer nearby. (Oops, the grocer isn't fresh, thank god, but the garlic is - ha).

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Garlic is a wonder herb and I cannot agree with you more that it is a cure for many ailments.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I can't have garlic like I used to, but absolutely love roasted garlic! Nice lens and fun quiz.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      I learned something about my favorite garlic. Great information and quiz.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love garlic! It has so many uses!

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      Great topic for a quiz - well done. I learned a lot. Didn't do so well on the quiz.

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      ICanCook 7 years ago

      Very good. I was able to prove to myself that I really know as much as I think I do about garlic.

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      pylemountain1 7 years ago

      Lots of good information about Garlic. My brother-in-law once at so much garlic (straight garlic) that being around him the next day made me sick. No joke! Had to wait a day to be around him again.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Aced the quiz but maybe that's because i work on an organic garlic farm ha ha. Check us out at You'll love it guaranteed!!!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens! I love using garlic in my cooking and I've only just dicovered how wonderfully tasty roast garlic is.

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      This was one fun unique lens. I didn't even know there were special containers for garlic. Thanks for sharing and as for the quiz well..I aced it! Had to do some memory reading there lol

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I didn't do very well on the quiz, but do love garlic, it's smell when cooking and it's health benefits.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wonderful quiz, but I did not do wonderfully, should have read thelens first, but I was feeling lucky. I was only lucky 50% of the time though. Form the lily family huh, to my surprise. Great presentation!

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Great quiz....always love learning fun facts. Some roasted garlic mashed potatoes sound pretty good right about now:)

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago


      Boy did I do badly on that quiz on garlic. :( Oh well I still like the taste of garlic on food.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Well, I missed a couple, but the quiz was great!

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      As far as I understand now - there is no reason NOT to eat garlic. It is your helper no 1