As any good home chef knows, nothing compares to fresh garlic, but that doesn't mean that dehydrated garlic shouldn't play a vital role in your kitchen. In fact, over the last twenty five years, garlic consumption is up over 1,000% - to more than 3.5 lbs. being consumed by each person in the U.S. each year. And of all that consumed garlic, more than 75% of it is in the dehydrated form.
While it is widely believed that California is the garlic capital of the world, in actuality the majority of garlic consumed in the US now comes from China. This isn’t a big deal to everyone, but over the years we've heard from more than a few customers who prefer California grown garlic. We couldn't agree more - there have been several studies (scientific taste tests) that have continuously shown that California garlic tastes better than imported garlic.
While Chinese garlic is certainly less expensive, we've made the decision to only offer California grown Garlic. So not only do you get better flavor, but you're supporting California farmers as well.
Granulated Garlic is especially good with just about anything savory and it works well in combination with most spices and herbs.
For handy garlic conversions use: 1 fresh garlic clove = 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic flakes.
Recipes with California Granulated Garlic: