This time of year, if you have been visiting your farmers markets, you may have noticed these tangles of garlic scapes, the flower buds of garlic. These scapes are what grow from the garlic bulb when the garlic is left unharvested. Although they look really interesting displayed as a bouquet, you don't want to miss out on how delicious they are.
You can eat them raw or cooked. More mild than the garlic bulb, add them to anything, whole, chopped into big or small pieces, or processed with or as pesto.
Nutritional Value: Similar to the bulb, the scapes help reduce your risks of cancer and other major illness, helping to keep our organs and bones healthy. They also help the body detox, which the body needs MUCH support with even though we are detoxing every second of every day. Our bodies today are overburdened.
Storage: They will keep for weeks in the fridge, unwashed, and in a plastic bag.
Prep: simply wash and discard the stingy tip and any part that isn't green. Scapes are versatile; add them to anything and everything, cook any which way. For ideas, please click on the recipe button below.
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To Your Amazing Health,
Dawn Swope CHHC, AADP