GARLIC

graphGarlic (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 grown throughout the world.  Globally, China is by far the largest producer of garlic producing 2/3rds of the world’s total in 2013. The United States ranked tenth in total garlic production in the world.  The majority of domestic fresh and processed garlic production is concentrated in California. Three California counties provide the majority of garlic production—Fresno, Kern, and Monterey. The community of Gilroy in Santa Clara County is billed as garlic capital of the world because a significant volume of California’s fresh-market garlic is shipped from there.  The United States is also the world’s largest importer of fresh garlic, becoming a net importer (imports less exports) of garlic China accounted for the majority of total U.S. garlic imports. Other top suppliers 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

Gemelli black garlicGarlic King is a leader in the garlic industry, offering a large range of garlic products for food manufactures, food service and commissaries.   They bring value to their customers by offering processed garlic.  Buying garlic from them will be very boring! The reason being is their various garlic products are going to have the same flavor profile, cut size, roast, etc.…  With in-house processing you typically will not see the same consistency.  Garlic King is also are able to reduce cost’s due to their sheer production volume.  Their garlic is most commonly used on pizzas, garlic breads, pasta sauces, salad dressings, garlic potatoes, soups, soup bases, dips, spreads, marinades, BBQ sauces, prepared entrees, and many ethnic cuisines.

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

black_garlicBlack Garlic has been around for centuries and was first developed in Asia.   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, roasty, 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.

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We offer Black Garlic Cloves and Black Garlic Puree, both of which are very easy to use in an industrial formula.

Here are some in house R&D projects that we have worked on recently:
Black Garlic Aioli
Black Garlic/Chocolate Truffles
Black Garlic/Chocolate Cupcakes w/Chipotle Butter Cream Frosting
Black Garlic Russian Imperial Stout Beer
Black Garlic and Cremini Mushroom Risotto
Black Garlic Puttanesca

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