Vegetable of the Month - Green Garlic

Did you know...? Fun facts!

  • Green garlic is nothing more than immature garlic - garlic that has not been allowed to grow to full size. Typically this results from farmers thinning their garlic crops, but green garlic has become increasingly available as the demand for it grows.
  • Green garlic looks almost exactly the same as a green onion. Almost. The green leaves of green garlic are flat rather than tubular, and the stalks smell pleasantly of garlic rather than onion. Remember, the nose knows.
  • Green garlic will impart garlic flavor to your dishes, but with less pungency than its adult counterpart. 

Nutritional Information

  • Green garlic has the same nutritional properties as regular garlic, including antibiotic properties to several forms of bacteria and intestinal parasites. Plants in the Allium family are also well-known for their blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering abilities.
  • Green garlic is a good source of calcium, phosphorous, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.


Green Garlic Risotto
Asparagus with Young Garlic and Horseradish
Shrimp Stir-Fry with Green Garlic
Spaghetti with Green Garlic