Weekly Wisdom – More cutting=more healthy compounds

August 1, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Minced garlic is more redolent than chopped garlic. The smelly, heart-healthy compounds are created as the clove is cut.
Thiosulfinates: found in minced garlic prevent blood platelets from clumping, keeping arteries unobstructed.
Bonus: chop garlic early and set aside for a few minutes, giving time for the thiosulfinates to develop.
Grate on a microplane to release even more (garlic press offered no benefits).

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