A clove of garlic weighs about 3 grams. It has no fat or cholesterol, but it does contain 1 milligram of sodium and 1 gram of carbohydrates.
Garlic is a member of the Allium genus, which includes onions, chives, leeks and shallots. While many international cuisines include garlic cloves for flavoring, a few also use the shoots, leaves and flowers of the garlic plant. The papery skin around the cloves and the root cluster are generally not consumed. Most varieties of garlic divide into several cloves, which are fleshy sections of the garlic bulb, but some types of garlic bulbs consist of a single clove.