Wild garlic is one of the first herbs in spring that begins to grow in the garden or park. The great thing about wild garlic: You can use it for salads, soups, smoothies or pesto. Recipe ideas can be found at the end of the article.
Why is wild garlic so healthy?
Wild garlic is rich in vitamin C, iron and magnesium and contains a lot of chlorophyll. It also contains allicin, which is known for its germicidal properties (similar to garlic). The high iron content in wild garlic also brings the blood circulation in motion and thus has a rejuvenating effect. What many did not know yet: bear's garlic accelerates the removal of toxins in the body. Recent studies can even prove that wild garlic has a very detoxifying effect.
Where do you find wild garlic?
Wild garlic is a herb that grows everywhere. In forests, rivers, meadows and parks. From March to May, the concentration of detoxifying agents in the leaves is highest. Look around you next time you go for a walk.
What does wild garlic look like?
Wild garlic leaves are quite large and have a rich green. Attention: you see the lily-of-the-valley in a similar way! The lily of the valley is extremely poisonous and must not be eaten. It's best to pick a leaf and rub it between your hands. Wild garlic is usually recognizable by its intense garlic odor.
How can I prepare wild garlic?
The herb can be prepared in many different ways. Here you will find recipes for wild garlic soup, wild garlic dumplings or wild garlic butter. Click here: All wild garlic recipes