Black garlic is sweet meets savory, a perfect mix of molasses-like richness and tangy garlic undertones. It has a tender, almost jelly-like texture with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency similar to a soft dried fruit.
Excellent in pastas, pizzas, stir-fry or in any application in which a sweeter, creamier, garlic flavor is desired.
Black garlic is produced by fermentation, a technique that has been around for many thousands of years. Garlic contains sugars and amino acids. When garlic undergoes fermentation, these elements produce melanoidin, a dark-colored substance that is responsible for the color of black garlic. The garlic is fermented at low temperatures for over a month long period and is produced in Hayward, CA, which happens to be the only manufacturer of Black Garlic in the U.S.. Black Garlic is a traditional ingredient in Asian cuisine but its popularity in the U.S. is credited by the use of prominent chefs in the Bay Area. It is now considered a staple of modern cuisine and can be seen on menus in culinary progressive cities such as Chicago and New York City.