7/24/08

Mexican Purple Garlic

Anna called me at work saying that I was almost out of garlic. You know how some people always have milk and bread on hand? I always have garlic. I was already going to the store on the way from work, and added garlic to the list.

Do I ever give garlic a second thought? Not really. I just know that I like how it tastes roasted, or minced finely and added to a salad dressing, or how it plays well with Indian flavors.

When I came to the place in my grocery store that has boxes of garlic, I saw something new to me: Mexican Purple Garlic. The price on it was exactly the same ($0.59/head of garlic) as for the white garlic, so I decided to give it a try.

The purple color is absolutely beautiful, but I was disappointed to find out that the taste was pretty much identical to the regular garlic. Hmmm....maybe there is a lesson in this somewhere?

I tried to do some research on this new-to-me produce, but the only thing I found was this from the Cook's Thesaurus:

Types of garlic include the mild green garlic, the purple-skinned Italian garlic and Mexican garlic, and the common white-skinned garlic = California garlic, which is the most pungent of all.

1 comments:

BlueToYou said...

you know i've seen this stuff too and always wondered about it. thanks for saving me the trouble of trying!!!