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Minced Garlic vs. Fresh

Is minced garlic in the jar the same as using fresh cloves of garlic?

I want to make a pasta dish with olive oil and garlic cloves. Wondering if it would be better if I used fresh cloves instead of the jar stuff?

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ria7

Asked by ria7 at 11:59 AM on May. 4, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • If you don't mind the rancid flavor that the calcium bicarbonate added to preserve it adds, then go ahead and use it. It does NOT taste the same, and i refuse to allow it in the house. But to each her own. I know a few people who prefer it because it's convenient. I would rather use the real thing.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:02 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • I like the fresh better. The minced has a weird smell that I can not stand. I use to keep it and use it, but I found it isn't much harder to use fresh if you have a galic press.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:02 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Thank you..I dont like the texture of the jar stuff and i love a fresh clove..wondered if it was just me or if if fresh really was better!
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:04 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • I like fresh - most often I'll buy the big bag and process it all myself then freeze.

    but the freeze dried stuff is fun too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • I like fresh better as well............ but when there's a significant sale, I buy a ton and roast it (pealed, of course) and it stays for a long time w/o all the additives and just Olive oil as the preservative.
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 4:00 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • The jarred stuff has a funky flavor. I always use fresh
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:40 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Jar garlic doesn't taste nearly as fresh.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 3:01 PM on May. 6, 2010

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