Since, there aren’t a lot of application of raw garlic, in ‘polite’ society, how do we get around this?
Studies have shown that cutting your garlic, at least ten minutes prior to cooking, allows the allicin to form. Less will be destroyed by the cooking process. An easy trick to improve health! Garlic can easily be sliced, chopped, pressed or emulsified with a food processor. I have a tiny little Cuisinart Mini-Prep Processor, that is fun to use.
Alas, many individuals seem to be sensitive to this ingredient. I have read a number of articles and posts regarding this. If you fall into this category, when dining out, please be polite and patient explaining this need to your server. So many people are simply afraid of potential bad breath and ‘abuse’ the word allergy. This creates a nightmare for those with actual health consequences. Take a look at my pages regarding dining out, for some suggestions.