GARLIC

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the Amaryllis (lily) family and is related to onions, shallots, chives, and leeks.  Garlic is a major ingredient in most cultures and therefore is grown throughout the world.  Globally, China is by far the largest producer of garlic producing $2.6 billion or 72.8%  of the world’s total in 2016. The United States ranked tenth in total garlic production in the world at only 0.05%.

The majority of domestic fresh and processed garlic production is concentrated in California. Three California counties provide the majority of this production- Fresno, Kern, and Monterey, but the city of Gilroy in Santa Clara County is billed as “The Garlic Capital of the World.” A significant volume of California’s fresh-market garlic is shipped from Gilroy.  The United States is also the world’s largest importer of fresh garlic, becoming a net importer of garlic. China accounted for the majority of total U.S. garlic imports, while other top importers of garlic to the United States were Argentina and Mexico.

Experience Speaks

As an experienced chef and product developer I can always depend on Garlic King for clean label ingredients that help us develop high quality products. Their ability to turn around samples and technical information helps us meet customer deadlines in our fast paced R & D environment. It is always a pleasure working with the team at Garlic King!

JM

As a leader in the garlic industry, Garlic King offers a large range of garlic products for food manufactures, restaurants, food service and commissaries.  As a wholesale manufacturing and production company, Garlic King offers a variety of garlic with different cut sizes, roasts, purees, ect. Garlic is most commonly used in industries such as: pizza, bakeries, pasta sauces, salad dressings, condiments, soups, soup bases, dips, spreads, marinades, prepared entrees, and many ethnic cuisines. Our world famous garlic has been in some of the top rated brands that you see on the market today.

Here are some of our most popular garlic products:

* Garlic- Cloves, Chopped, Diced, Sliced, Minced

* Roasted Garlic- Cloves, Chopped, Diced, Sliced, Minced

* Garlic Puree

* Roasted Garlic Puree

* High Flavor Garlic Puree

You can see more options, including organic, on our product list!

For more information, or to request a sample, email us at info@garlicking.net 

 

 

 

Experience Speaks

As an experienced chef and product developer I can always depend on Garlic King for clean label ingredients that help us develop high quality products. Their ability to turn around samples and technical information helps us meet customer deadlines in our fast paced R & D environment. It is always a pleasure working with the team at Garlic King!

JM

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Though the ancient origins of black garlic are mysterious, there is certainly no mystery when it comes to the deliciously sweet yet earthy and umami flavor it adds to any dish. Vastly different than the pungency of regular garlic, it can be used in all meal courses, including dessert. What is known about it is that it comes from Eastern Asia, specifically Korea and Japan, and began showing up in America around 2008 when Scott Kim, owner of the company Black Garlic, took a chance to market it as a super-food to American markets.

Black Garlic is either referred to as “fermented” or an extended “Maillard” reaction.  Either way, there is a conversion of sugars which transforms the garlic into sweet, roasted, caramelized flavor profiles.  The process is rather simple but also time consuming.  The bulbs are placed into a heat (140 degrees) and humidity controlled chamber for 30-40 days and the non-enzymatic browning reaction turns the bulbs into that rich dark color.

Read more about Black Garlic.