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Garlic Festival July 20, 30, & 31, 2011

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a three day event starting July 20th. Sounds like they have three days fully packed with entertainment, cookoff, children's activities and even a Miss Garlic! To learn more about this interesting festival, visit the Gilroy Garlic page. In the meantime, I think I'll settle for collecting more of the less savory buds......these don't smell one little bit)))
inge-glas garlic christmas ornament
old world christmas garlic christmas ornament
Interesting Garlic Facts:

China is the largest producer of garlic.

In the U.S., garlic is grown in every state but Alaska.

Garlic is mentioned in the Bible.

Its use in China was first mentioned in A.D. 510.

In the 12th century it was recommended as a palliative for the heat of the sun in field labor.

In the early 20th century, it was used to treat tuberculosis.

It was used an antiseptic and to prevent gangrene during WWI and II.

Garlic supplementation in rats, has been shown to increase testosterone levels.....just what we need....macho rats!

Garlic has been shown to be superior to placebos to lower systolic blood pressure.

The sticky juice inside the cloves is used as an adhesive in mending glass in China.

Yes, when eaten it does exude through the skin.

Garlic is know for causing .....halitosis........you're kidding.....

Sipping milk while eating garlic can help with the smell.

High quantities of garlic and garlic supplements can cause an increase in bleeding risk.

And my favorite......it wards off vampires, werewolves and demons.

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