Hi Everybody, Debbie Benson here...
This is where I can tell you about what I know, what I have found out, and here I can also rant a bit.
Since I was a little girl I have been aware of sodium, both high and low levels, as you learned in my first Season-It Newsletter 3 Tips That Help A Low Sodium Diet. Starting Benson's Gourmet Seasonings has been a dream come true.
As I learn and find helpful information, tips, products, recipes, and websites, I will share the information with you here. Then, you can follow-up and do your own research and make your own, more informed decisions regarding your health, or the health of a loved one. Knowledge helps you and gives you the power to make better decisions.
It's not just about what you don't do or can't have. It's also about things you can or should do or add to your diet that can make a difference. Here we go...
Seasonings are so important when cooking a healthy diet. There are ways you can bring out the flavor of seasonings, herbs, spices, and chilies. How you cook them, when you add them and how you store them all make a difference when trying to maximize flavor.
It is a flavorful Italian condiment.
When you think of condiments it is usually ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, hot sauce, and salsa.
A bulb of garlic is called a head or a whole head of garlic.
Each of the wedges is called a clove of garlic or a garlic clove.
1 clove of garlic = a teaspoon.
- Prepare the garlic and use it. Don't chop the garlic too far ahead of time as it starts oxidizing and turning bitter. You may have noticed on most cooking shows, they chop the garlic and it goes directly into the pan. This is best way for the best flavor.
How you store garlic makes a difference in the flavor and health benefits
- Store garlic in a cool dry place. Not in the refrigerator and don't freeze it as freezing deadens the flavor. Stored properly, fresh garlic will keep a month or more.
How you purchase, store, prepare and cook garlic, makes a difference in the flavor and the health benefits.
Purchase the freshest garlic, as it has the best taste.
I love garlic both for the health benefits and for it's flavor. You might have noticed, all of the seasonings have garlic in them.
Having good health, especially a good healthy heart, is not just about not doing certain things.