This is the most acidic part of the clove, and quite bitter. If ingested it can cause acid reflux and heartburn.
Slicing, mincing, smearing, crushing, and even pressing give different results with garlic.
Chefs find a garlic press more trouble than it’s worth – a nightmare to clean, as well as pretty wasteful. They don’t see the point of a gadget that essentially does just one thing as well as loosing all the juice. A garlic press produces a bitter, harsher tasting result with an almost metallic aftertaste.
A chemical reaction has occurred where the chemicals in the garlic are released thru pureeing. These chemicals are locked away from each other when the garlic is whole. It may also turn blue when it comes into contact with minerals and certain metals found in your water supply or kitchen tools, including copper, aluminium, iron, and tin.
Don’t worry, it may look strange but it’s perfectly safe to eat!!
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All of our Spanish ceramics are hand made by master potters and painted by Spanish artisans with love. That makes each plate unique and no 2 items are the same.
With garlic, the more you break down the cell walls (cut, grind, puree etc.) the more the spicy/sharp/hot taste will come out.
When you use The Little Spanish Grater Plate to puree your garlic, it is so fast and effective at breaking down the cells, that you get an extra punch for your dollar!
The little Spanish Grater Plate is triple glazed and made to hold up to the hardest of spices, like nutmeg. As long as you don’t drop it, your Little Spanish Grater Plate will last you a long time.
Some ingredients are loaded full of natural sugars, oils or acids that can become sticky and dry to the plate instantly. A drop of oil or water will prevent this from happening, and make it easy for you to remove the puree or zest from the plate into your dish.
Yes, all of our Spanish ceramics are microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
But the little wooden brush is more delicate, and should be hand washed in warm soapy water. Use a fork to comb the brush and remove any stuck ingredients.