Garlic Powder


Garlic powder is dehydrated ground garlic, and provides some of the flavor, but not the texture, of fresh garlic. It disperses well in liquids, so it's a good choice for marinades.


Other names: Powdered Garlic
Translations: Ķiploku pulvera, Česnako miltelių, Usturoi Pulbere, Češnjak u prahu, Tỏi bột, Czosnek w proszku, Knoflook Poeder, लहसुन पाउडर, Alho em pó, Σκόρδο σε σκόνη, مسحوق الثوم, 마늘 분말, Česnek prášek, Bawang Powder, 大蒜粉, All en pols, Česen v prahu, Cesnak prášok, Aglio in polvere, אבקת שום, Vitlökspulver, Бели лук у праху, ニンニク粉末, Poudre d'ail, Hvidløg Pulver, Ajo en polvo, Valkosipulijauhetta, Чесън на прах

Physical Description

Pale yellow powder

Colors: pale yellow, cream

Tasting Notes

Flavors: strong minty aroma
Mouthfeel: Powdery, Hot
Food complements: Salads, Vegetables, Meats, Fish
Wine complements: Red or white depending on ingredients of accompanying dish
Beverage complements: Iced tea, Coffee, Beer
Substitutes: Granulated garlic

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Garlic powder takes time to expire so you don't have to worry about it. Just don't buy garlic powder with a broken seal or container.
Buying: You can buy garlic powder at any local grocery store or supermarkets.
Procuring: Garlic is a bulb, similar to onions. The bulb is underground and the green top is above ground. To harvest, you dig up the bulbs.

Preparation and Use

DO NOT take garlic powder as a complete substitute for a real garlic. Although they have the same flavor, garlic powder cannot produce the texture, taste or aroma derived from cloves from a garlic bulb.

Conserving and Storing

Store tightly closed container in a cool, dry place. Garlic powder can be kept for several years, but be aware that the amount of flavor it will deliver will diminish over time.


History: The history of garlic goes back over 5,000 years. It is native to Central Asia. In America, there was a wild garlic eaten by pre-Columbian Indians. The name "garlic" is derived from the Old English "garleac", which means "spear leek".
Garlic salt first appeared commercially in the 1930s.



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