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Can garlic be stored in the refrigerator and how to do it properly

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How to store garlic properly. Source: freepik

Garlic is an integral part of many dishes. Therefore, it is extremely important to always have it at home.

However, unfortunately, quite often garlic simply spoils at home, and you have to throw it in the trash. Food blogger Martha Stewart told the Mirror how to keep garlic fresh for 6 months in an interview.

Where to store garlic?

Can garlic be stored in the refrigerator and how to do it properly

All experts agree that for long-term storage of garlic, it is necessary to place it in a dark, dry room with good ventilation.

Can garlic be stored in the refrigerator and how to do it properly

However, garlic integrity also plays an important role in the proper storage process. Do not separate the garlic head into individual cloves until you are ready to use them all. And if you want to use only one clove, you should carefully separate it from the head without damaging the others.

Where should garlic not be stored?

Can garlic be stored in the refrigerator and how to do it properly

You should not store garlic in the refrigerator. The fact is that garlic simply loses its flavor and pungency during prolonged storage in the refrigerator.

Can garlic be stored in the refrigerator and how to do it properly

In addition, it can also become soft. Thus, it will be impossible to grate it or chop it with a garlic press.

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