Garlic, Goodbye Sprouts! My Grandma Taught Me How to Put It Away Without It Happening!

Garlic is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking, used for its powerful flavor and distinctive aroma. However, one of the downsides of garlic is its tendency to develop green shoots over time, which can alter its taste and texture. Luckily, there are easy ways to store garlic properly to prevent those unwanted sprouts from forming, and my grandmother taught me some valuable tips for doing just that.

1. Choose quality fresh garlic
The first step to preventing garlic sprouts is to choose quality fresh garlic. When shopping, look for garlic heads that are firm and free of brown spots or mold. Fresh garlic is less likely to develop sprouts, and it has a much better flavor.

2. Store garlic in a dry, dark place
My grandmother always told me that the key to preventing garlic from sprouting was to store it in a dry, dark place. Light and humidity are garlic’s enemies because they encourage shoot growth. A cool, dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard, is ideal for storing garlic.

3. Use a breathable container

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