How Much Garlic Equals a Clove?


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A clove is a portion of a head of garlic with generally 12 to 20 cloves in each garlic. The size of cloves will differ depending on the size of the garlic head.

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How Much Garlic Equals a Clove?
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Once removed of their paper-like covering, cloves are often crushed or minced before being used in a recipe. In this state a clove might yield a half-teaspoon to a full teaspoon of garlic. The potency depends on factors such as its source, age and preparation. For example, roasted garlic has a sweet, nutty taste that is dissimilar to its pungent properties when raw. Elephant garlic is bigger than regular, and its taste is entirely different.

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