One clove of garlic yields about half a teaspoon of minced garlic. As a head of garlic contains an average of 10 cloves, a whole head of garlic yields about 5 teaspoons of minced garlic.
Garlic is a pantry staple used in many types of cuisines, from European to Indian. Some of the most common types of garlic are mild green garlic, Italian garlic, Mexican garlic and California garlic. California garlic has a white skin and is the most common type of garlic used.
Garlic can be prepared in a variety of ways. The most common way is to mince it and add it to dishes. Raw garlic is very pungent and flavorful, and most recipes don’t call for more than a teaspoon or two of this ingredient. However, when roasted, garlic’s taste becomes milder. In many American dishes, roasted garlic is used as a type of spread. Garlic also has numerous health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and preventing heart disease to strengthening the immune system.
If fresh garlic cloves are unavailable, some equivalencies are garlic powder, garlic flakes or granulated garlic salt. Half a teaspoon of minced garlic can be substituted with 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic flakes or 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic salt.