Garlic Broth

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Garlic Broth



Garlic is an herb with remarkable medicinal properties – and it tastes great, too. It acts as a cardiovascular tonic, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels and inhibiting blood clotting. It’s also a powerful germicide and may even protect against some carcinogens. The smell of garlic cooking has extremely positive associations – it’s comforting and homey. If you eat garlic regularly (and with a good attitude), you won’t smell of it. It’s better for you in its natural state – raw or lightly cooked – rather than dried as powder or in capsules. Enjoy the smell, taste and healthful effects of the whole, fresh herb. Sip a warm mug of this flavorful broth as is or use it as a base for other soups.




8 cups vegetable stock


1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1 whole head garlic, cloves peeled and coarsely chopped


1 bay leaf


1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


Pinch dried sage


Salt to taste




1. To the vegetable stock, add the olive oil, bay leaf, garlic, thyme and sage.


2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt to taste.


3. Strain and serve.


Serves 4

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 110.0
Protein: 5.5 grams
Fat: 5.2 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.7 grams
Monounsat Fat: 3.7 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbohydrate: 11.0 grams
Fiber: 0.4 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 14.4 IU
Vitamin E: 0.6 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 6.6 mg
Calcium: 52.9 mg
Magnesium: 19.7 mg

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