Yes, garlic powder may be a tad easier to cook with, but does it hold the same nutritional value as raw garlic? Let’s check it out….
Prevention.com provided us with the facts by comparing 1.oz of raw garlic to 3/4 tsp of garlic powder:
Raw Garlic Garlic Powder
Protein 1g .4g
Fiber 1.6% .8%
Calcium 3.3% .2%
Iron 1.7% .7%
Phosphorus 3% 1% *Phosphorus is key to helping your body build strong bones
*Vitamin C* 9% 0%
Selenium 3.7% .9% *Selenium may help reduce the odds of prostate cancer
Vitamin B-6 11% 2% *Vitamin B-6 is known to help prevent mental fatigue
Manganese 15% 1%
“Manganese is essential for proper digestion and the metabolization of proteins”-nutriherb.net
Raw garlic definitely seems to come out on top..Don’t take the easy way out, get peeling!