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Garlic goes translucent when frozen and defrosted.

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518 points · 5 months ago

Imagine thinking that was candy, then popping one in your mouth and taking a healthy bite out of it.

Tastes like burning.

9 points · 5 months ago

Go banana!

Shut up Ralph!

You smell like... BURNING. hehehee.

-117 points · 5 months ago(7 children)

Shut up.


3 points · 5 months ago

It's difficult to imagine a more annoying comment than this

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6 points · 5 months ago

Well, I can only speak for me. I don't downvote something I disagree with just for that, but I downvote things which don't contribute to the discussion, which is how downvotes were intended to be used as I understand.

The comment above didn't contribute to the discussion at hand. It took one word, used it's meaning in a different context, and used it as an excuse to spam some site and some opinion unrelated to garlic or anything. Instead of promoting discussion in the topic at hand, or even tangentially, it was a spamming of an unrelated opinion. That makes it useless to this community, so I downvoted accordingly.

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2 points · 5 months ago


Or as Aaron C. Brown would say,
You can't ignore dense people, they're not unarmed; they're just armed differently.

Super quick edit: was trying to be jokingly pretentious by finding some random quote with the word dense in it, but it turned out really stupid.

I regularly eat cloves of garlic. They're great!

My girlfriend hates it though. Says it makes me smell like garlic even after my breath is better.

It seeps through your pores, and if you eat enough your farts will smell like garlic too.

I use garlic for figging, I find it to be a much better option than ginger.

Jesus Christ.

"If the person being figged tightens the muscles of the anus, the sensation becomes more intense.[2] For this reason it is often used in caning to prevent clenching of the buttocks."

God there are some twisted people in the world.

My ex-boyfriend's mum used to do that to him (with ginger) when he was misbehaving as a child.

One of the most fucked up things I ever heard in my life.

Did it result in any weird fetishes?

TIL figging

-17 points · 5 months ago(0 children)

Wow, I need to add a caveat to the expression "one up the bum, no harm done".

Huh. Figging. TIL...

Durzo Blint, is that you?

Upvote for the Night Angel reference!

Was wondering if anyone would know the reference. I'm unsure of how popular the series is.

I don't see it referenced often, which is why your comment caught me off guard, and earned the up vote.

2 points · 5 months ago

How much garlic were you eating?

Like, pop a clove in my mouth and chew and eat it. Every day or three.

After even one you smell like it though.

I knew it! I always suspected that I sweated out garlic smell after eating chicken with 40 cloves of garlic.

40 cloves

Holy fuck

It’s an actual recipe! I’ve made it a few times. The garlic ends up so soft you can spread a clove onto a piece of bread. Fuckin delicious. But, yes, you literally exude garlic scent from every pore for about 3 days.

I've only ever heard of one or two cloves at once, so now I'm curious to try this out

You can just roast a bulb of garlic and eat it. It's delicious

keeps away the mosquitos.

Whatever. I eat plenty of garlic and I swear the mosquitos just think I'm marinated.

I make this one ever few months. It's awesome... The cloves come out almost sweat and are awesome spread on a piece of bread

Cooked garlic isn't that strong, and not that smelly.

You’re sweating it out, and it’s coming out your pores.

Raw or pickled/cooked? If it’s raw, you should only consume 2 or 3 maximum per day.

It’s good for health reasons to drink 2-3 cloves worth of garlic juice.

No more than one a day raw.

I eat it pickled too, but only one a day.

Yeah, but frozen and thawed can’t have the right texture

Probably mushy, like roasted garlic. Mmm.

Nah. I think produce frozen and thawed always has something weird and wrong with its texture, especially smaller, more fragile thing. Fleshy fruits like mangos and peaches seem the least affected, though I haven’t tried nearly as many vegetables in this manner

-26 points · 5 months ago(5 children)

Apparently it's my sweat, from the day or so after eating it.

That's probably not the only bodily liquid which scent has been altered by considerable garlic consumption 😉

Saliva kills vampires on contact

4 points · 5 months ago

Yeah garlic can make every part of you smell. I also didn't know this until I had a S/O. I didn't eat cloves straight but everything I ate tended to have its fair share.

I had a neighbor who took garlic supplements and she smelled very strongly of garlic all of the time. I couldn’t stand to be near her in the summer at all!

3 points · 5 months ago

Ooooh, my niece is going to hate me for what you've done.

Great April fools joke

Very healthy bite. Garlic is great for you.

I thought it was candy and was trying to figure out where the garlic was

Brb gunna hand these out for halloween

Post this again near Halloween please.

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-9 points · 5 months ago(4 children)
-7 points · 5 months ago(0 children)

Does this actually remind you?

Dunno. Will let you know at Halloween

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They look like gummy sweets. That's really strange.

I loved eating garlic as a kid but got banned from doing so because my sweat would smell like garlic.

56 points · 5 months ago

I'm curious if this changes the taste. I know if you roast garlic in a little olive oil it can drastically change the flavor and make it sweet and nutty without any garlic flavor. Wondering if this does anything different.

Was scrolling down to see if anyone had said anything. Freezing and thawing tought meat can tenderize it for you and this has drastically changed so fair chance.

I imagine it would be an easy way to make garlic paste. Freezing (not flash freezing) food tenderizes it because microscopic ice crystals rip up cellular structures. IIRC that’s a big hurdle for cryogenically freezing people like in science fiction.

But anyway, yes, I’d expect the effect here would be the same.

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Freezer burn is from freeze drying- you get meat or fruit in a cold, dry environment and water will sublimate leaving the meat dried out, tough and nasty. Thats why vacuum sealed meat last so much longer, it cannot dry out.

5 points · 5 months ago

it becomes a little bland, so in recipes that would call for 3 cloves you use 5

The ol' three fifths compromise.

Garlic becomes angry when put in nuclear reactor

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That probably explains why you never actually see garlic inside any nuclear reactor... even soviet ones.


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Garlic turns black when you slowly cook it over several weeks. Black garlic is used in Asian cuisine. It's the Maillard reaction that makes it turn black. My aunt made some, and I tried it. It doesn't taste like garlic at all anymore. It's actually quite sweet with a strong flavor that isn't garlicy. It's quite strange.

12 points · 5 months ago

I always thought black garlic was through by fermentation. TIL

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About 2 years ago, I bought a package of peeled garlic at Whole Foods and, having most of it left over after the recipe, I stuck it in the fridge. Since then, i've just kept a stash of garlic frozen. I take out a clove, shred it on a Microplane, and toss it in whatever recipe I'm making. For the life of me, I can't taste the difference and I don't have to throw away unused cloves on a regular basis.

18 points · 5 months ago

Chop it, mix it with dried fruits and put it in a fruitcake

24 points · 5 months ago

Whoaa calm down there satan

20 points · 5 months ago

Garlic turns blue when you pickle it.

31 points · 5 months ago

Not if you do it right

10 points · 5 months ago

I just throw it in when I'm pickling eggs. I kinda like the blue.

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I've never (successfully) pickled anything, but I seem to recall reading it's down to minute amounts of copper or some other mineral in the water you use.

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I accidentally thought it said "Garlic bread goes translucent"

So did I. Spent nearly a minute trying to figure it out... Reread and understood :(

Garlic sauce you get from pizza places does this too if you leave it out.

8 points · 5 months ago

You kid.

Those are candies obviously. /s

Thought those were fruit gums


I gave these to Dracula on Halloween

Onions do too.

You can ferment garlic by placing it in raw honey and letting it rest at room temperature.

really ? no risk of botulism ? normally need a low pH for garlic or it can be deadly.

honey has a low enough moisture content to prevent most bacteria from growing. Either way I'd keep it in a sealed jar to ensure its not building pressure inside.

will do some research, love honey and love garlic, has to be a win. we got 2 beehives this year .. woo, they have been going nuts on Lemon Myrtle

Fermented Garlic in Honey

Great series on Bon Appetit's youtube channel.



I love Brad.

Thanks ! Interesting, will give it a shot.

4 points · 5 months ago

Dont think that works for garlic... Easiest way to get botulism is making "garlic infused oil" by dropping raw garlic in oil. Certainly no moisture in there besides what's in the garlic itself.

weird, had no idea



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Ooo gummies!

I was wondering why that lychee burned when I ate it. Good to know.

1 point · 5 months ago


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Looks like gummys can't wait to trick friends for next halloween loool

so does cucumber

Most vegetables do this. I think it's because you destroy the cell walls when the water inside freezes and expands.

Bubbles in the tissue called vacuoles burst as moisture expands from freezing and collapse, giving veggied/fruit an appealing dense texture and making them more translucent.

Can do this to fruit by creating then releasing a vacuum:

Thanks for the experiment you mad scientist.


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Why the fuck would you ever freeze garlic?

Do Garlicoin die that too ?

Why do I not believe this? puts garlic in frrezer

please post an update in a few hours

Can verify now, have garlic in freezer. You need to chop it before it fully thaws cause it goes a bit soggy.

but does it become translucent?

15 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

not in the freezer, as it thaws it does. I guess the freezer breaks down the cells and when it thaws the oils escape. pulled a piece out and taking snaps as it thaws. gimme 10 minutes

.. there ya go

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This is interesting, but almost very interesting...

That is mildly interesting.


All i can think is who the hell is freezing their garlic.

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