The Benefits of Wild Garlic

A couple of weeks into spring and the wild garlic has begun to spring up in our woody woodlands and hedge rows in the U.K. Its a fantastic versatile herb which grows in abundance and can be used in many culinary dishes, a great substitute for the bulb garlic, plus its wild and in season. I like to make wild garlic pesto, throw it in with the lamb for a Sunday roast, add it to pasta dishes and all sorts, its a super food rich in vitamins and minerals.
Wild garlic has antibacterial, antibiotic and possibly antiviral effects, studies have also shown it to reduce high blood pressure
Nutritionally per 100g the leaves are packed full of Vitamin C 47% and Vitamin A 188%, Iron 15%, Calcium 10%, Potassium 558 mg, protein 3g. Get picking, its free, its seasonal and good for your health 🙂

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Wild Garlic (Ramsons)

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