There are many health benefits of garlic and honey use. And, yum, it’s delicious! Especially the roasted garlic recipe with honey below.
Keep yourself healthy with this combo of garlic and honey!
Garlic has been used for thousands of years in medicine to treat many ailments because it contains various nutrients that support overall good health. And today, garlic is still one of the most popular foods worldwide.
Honey is an ancient food used for healing and general health.
Health Benefits of Garlic Use
Garlic’s uses are wide-ranging. Prepare for Halloween and ward off the vampires with some garlic 😁, use it to boost your metabolism, or fight infections.
Garlic is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains antioxidants that help protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases.
Boost Your Metabolism with Garlic.
Garlic is a powerful food that can aid in weight loss.
Garlic contains sulfur-containing compounds, specifically allicin, which helps activate brown fat. Brown fat breaks down glucose and fat molecules.
Treat infections with garlic.
Garlic is known to treat infections and prevent them. Garlic increases immunity with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, helping to fight off bacteria and viruses. It is an effective treatment for cold and flu symptoms.
Garlic is good for your heart.
Garlic contains several compounds that help lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure.
Health Benefits of Honey Use
Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Honey can be used to heal wounds when applied directly.
It helps with digestive issues.
Honey coats and sooths an upset stomach.
And, as many know, honey soothes a sore throat
Put on a spoon and taken in slowly, honey soothes a throat better than a cough drop.
Not only are there health benefits of garlic and honey consumption, but it is also delicious!
Have you ever been tired of peeling, chopping, or mashing garlic cloves? Roasted garlic saves hands-on time and adds wonderful flavor to food. This simple method allows you to enjoy this versatile ingredient in various recipes. And drizzle on the honey for a big “wow”!
Check out this quicker version of Roasted Garlic and Honey below.
Roasting Garlic 101
Roasting garlic is a straightforward process of placing whole heads of garlic in an oven for, typically, 45 minutes. Once roasted, the garlic becomes soft and sweetened.
You can then use it like fresh garlic, but with the benefit of being spreadable. Roasted garlic also has a milder flavor than raw garlic.
You can mix it into soups, stews, sauces, and dips. You can also add it to my Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe (Healthy) for extra depth of flavor. Roasted garlic also adds body to foods, improving something with a runny texture.
How to know when it is done?
There are several ways to know when garlic is perfectly roasted. You can use a knife to test the softness of the cloves. Or, simply, smell it. If the garlic smells sweetly fragrant, it’s done.
How do I store It?
Roasted garlic will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
To successfully store roasted garlic longer, wrap it in plastic wrap, then wrap it in aluminum foil, and put it in the freezer. The plastic wrap helps prevent moisture loss, and the foil prevents freezer burn.
I like to make my Quick Roasted Garlic and Honey Recipe when I am baking something else in the kitchen that day. I rarely would turn on my oven for just a few garlic heads. But, if I am baking another dish it takes no time at all the prep the Quick Roasted Garlic and Honey Recipe and slide it into the oven to cook alongside my other food. Then it’s like having a bonus dish come out of the oven at the end.
Health Benefits of Garlic and Honey Extras:
Missed the link to my Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe (Healthy)? Try it with 1/2 teaspoon of roasted garlic added to it. The dressing is even more wonderful with the addition of garlic.
Interested in another Food Health Benefit Spotlight? Check out my Benefits of Ginger Tea & Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe.Print
3 Whole Heads of Garlic
3 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T water
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut off the tops of the garlic heads.
3. Place the garlic in a microwave-safe, oven-proof dish with a lid.
4. Pour the olive oil carefully over the cut ends of the garlic heads.
5. Pour the water into the bottom of the dish. Cover.
6. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
Due to the nature of microwave ovens, cooking times may vary. If your microwave is particularly strong, start with 1 minute. The cloves will be done with the step in the microwave when they are very soft and the dish is steamy inside.
7. Place the garlic in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until fragrant and sweet.
8. Once the garlic is roasted, squeeze the soft cloves out of the head and serve warm or cold drizzled with honey.
The classic way to serve roasted garlic is to spread it on buttered, toasted bread topped with a little salt.
Topped with the honey it is delicious and health boosting.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Side
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
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This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat any health condition or to be prescriptive for anyone. Always be sure to work with your healthcare practitioner before making any changes.
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