Garlic From China



Garlic is one of the most healthful herbs one can eat. But do you know where the garlic you are eating was grown and produced?

Despite all the garlic eaten in the U.S., American growers only produce 5 percent of the world's total supply of garlic. China is the number one supplier with 66 percent!

In 2006 the U.S. imported 138 million pounds of fresh garlic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service says garlic power and garlic salt imports also increased 384 percent since the late 1990's.

Perhaps it's time to grow your own garlic. It's easy and satisfying.

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