Garlic

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The other day on Facebook I saw a posting explaining the difference between garlic grown in this country or imported from China.  The Chinese may harvest perfectly good garlic yet I prefer to buy as locally as I can and I read the short article with interest.  It claimed that if the bottom of the garlic bulb is scraped and clean, it comes from China — the home grown stuff doesn’t look particularly neat and has the dried roots hanging on.  At the grocery store this afternoon, I saw a woman inspecting the garlic bulbs carefully and I assumed she had seen the same thing.  It turns out she had no idea what I was talking about and the two of us laughed about the credibility of so much of what is available on the internet.  I said that I had no idea if the garlic story was true, that the information could have come from anywhere and she agreed.  As we went our separate ways, I noticed that we both chose garlic with the root attached.  Just in case.

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2 Responses

  1. Karl says:

    Maybe not credible, but still a great story

  2. Mary Kunkel says:

    Oops, apparently the posting that I saw was NOT credible.
    http://www.snopes.com/garlic-from-china/

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