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How to Preserve Garlic For Longer (VIDEO)

If garlic is so useful and important, why not store it forever? Well, you can do it now! You’d even be surprised to know that it only takes easy steps to preserve it.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Condiment/spice
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Servings: 1 bag


  • Garlic


Peel the garlic.

  • Disassemble the garlic cloves from the bulb. Use the flat side of the knife to hit each garlic clove.
  • Use sufficient force not to crush it but enough pressure to loosen up the skin.
  • If the garlic retains its shape, you have performed this step perfectly.
  • Keeping the garlic in shape will prevent it from oxidizing faster.

Store the cloves in a resealable freezer bag.

  • Use a properly washed and sanitized freezer bag to store the garlic cloves.
  • You can store them in batches for easy access.
  • Label the freezer bags with the correct dates.

Freeze the garlic.

  • Place them in the freezer to freeze until needed
  • Take them out whenever they're needed.



  • Select white or off-white garlic without discoloration or soft spots.
  • You can plant garlic and harvest it after 10 months.
  • Babies can have garlic as early as 6 months old. 
  • Use enough force to loosen up the garlic skin without crushing it. Keeping it in shape will prevent it from oxidizing faster.
  • Garlic can be so pungent that it can leave a scent on your hands after preparing them. To remove it, combine a teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of baking soda. Add some water and rub your hands together for up to 45 seconds. Then, rinse your hands with soap and cold water. The baking soda acts as a deodorizer, and the salt will help with exfoliation.