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My garlic turned blue......

Has this ever happened to you? I am cooking lemon garlic chicken with broccoli, peppers and onions in the crock pot. I just checked it and the garlic is BLUE!! A baby blue shade, but still BLUE! Garlic pretty much goes into almost everything I cook and never before have I seen this happen. Weird. I already looked it up and it's not a big deal, just a reaction of the sulfur compounds.

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Asked by BridgetC140 at 12:15 AM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • yes, this has happened to me...I don't know why. But your dish will be colorful!

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:17 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • wow maybe he is feeling blue! lol jk but for reals I never heard of that

    Answer by MarGeee at 12:17 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I know MarGeee....never before has this happened to me and I'm a garlic cooking fool! It's kinda pretty! Still weird though, because I avoid eating things that are

    Comment by BridgetC140 (original poster) at 12:20 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • we need more colorful foods like this!

    Answer by MarGeee at 12:23 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • That happens pretty often when cooking with certain herbs or wine. It's not dangerous, and it doesn't happen every time, which is probably why you haven't seen it happen before. It's just something that happens to garlic at a particular stage of ripeness, when it comes into contact with certain herbs (I can't off the top of my head remember what specific herbs).

    Answer by Holly. at 12:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Found a link, OP:

    Answer by Holly. at 12:26 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • If it's due to sulfer, it's the broccoli making it happen. No biggie.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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