When garlic turns blue is it safe to eat










Garlic, a very healthy and widely eaten ingredient all across



 the world and almost in every home or restaurant made



 recipes. It’s from the onion family and other family members



 include Chinese onion, leek, shallot and welesh onion etc. as



 the garlic is added and eaten in many dishes and in every



 household and restaurant saving or storing it in large number



 in restaurant or home is also common. So sometimes if you



 store the garlic or if you have a garlic stock and you have



 used or sold very little of that and the rest is just lying there.



 After sometime you noticed that the garlic is changing color it



 either turns blue or green but this is not a a sign that the garlic



 has gone bad. So in this blog post I have discussed all the



 details about the garlic changing color and below are the



 details.

 

 






Well this is not something to be alarmed off if garlic changes



 its color and it turns blue. The reason of this is because it is a



 natural process and it happens when you put garlic in open



 air for some days and don’t store it. The color change is a



 result of a chemical reaction in garlic. The reaction is in



 between the enzymes and sulfur consisted amino acids



 present in the garlic. So it’s a natural process and there is



 nothing to worry about. So now the question is is it safe to eat



 garlic when it turns blue?  And the simple and straight answer



 to those questions is yes you can eat garlic without any



 hesitation even if its color is changed to blue. It is not a signal



 that the garlic has gone bad it its color is changed to blue it is



 just a chemical phenomenon.

 










Why did my fermented garlic turn blue?









Why did my fermented garlic turn blue











Well it’s just because of the natural chemicals that the garlic



 possesses. It contains two kinds of chemicals one is the sulfur



 acid and the other one is the amino acid. These two acids are



 responsible for the color change of garlic both blue and green



 color changes of garlic are a result of chemical reaction of



 these two acids with enzyme or any other external substance.



 So that’s the main reason the garlic looks or turns blue after



 fermentation.

 

 

 








 

How do you know when garlic has gone bad?









So the color of garlic of either blue or green does not imply



 that the garlic has gone bad because these two color changes



 are as a result of chemical reactions which can occur either



 naturally when you try to store them in poor conditions for a



 long time or you deliberately perform or force the reaction to



 start. In both cases the color changes do not imply the bad



 condition of garlic. However the spots are the most feared or



 alarming thing or the most accurate thing to know that now



 the garlic has gone bad. These spots are of brown color and



 these brown and semi-brown spots appear on the cloves. And



 if you notice these kind of signs in your garlic then you its



 100% sure that your garlic has gone bad.

 

 









How do you keep garlic from turning blue?










How do you keep garlic from turning blue








The color changes occur due to the chemical reaction of



 enzymes present in the garlic. You cannot actually stop the



 reaction from happening or turning to blue but the thing you



 can do is to delay this process so the garlic remains in its pure



 color for a long period of time. So in order to do this you need



 to have hot water in a tub or something whatever you want to



 use. Once this is done put the garlic in hot water for a smaller



 or short time. Don’t leave them for too long. What this does is



 it slows down the activity of enzymes or make them in active



 for some period of time. But most important thing to



 remember is that color changing of garlic does not have to do



 anything with the taste of garlic. So you don’t have to worry



 about anything if your garlic changes colors except for the



 brown spots which I have mentioned above.

 

 








Why do garlic cloves turn blue in vinegar?







Why do garlic cloves turn blue in vinegar






As you know vinegar is also an acid and it also contains



 enzymes. And the surprising thing is garlic also contains



 enzymes. So when an acid like vinegar is added to garlic or



 garlic I placed in vinegar the due to chemical reaction the



 cloves of the garlic starts to change color to blue color. The



 color changes occur due to breaking of the membranes of



 cloves of garlic and allowing the amino and sulfur to mix up in



 vinegar which causes it to turn blue.

 

 

 







Does fermented garlic go bad?






Does fermented garlic go bad








Yes, fermented garlic does go bad. It is not like that the



 fermented garlic Well garlic unlike any other food substance



 does not go bad in short period of time even in fermented



 form it will take long time for it to go bad. Especially if you use



 honey to ferment garlic than it would take for about one month



 giving you enough time to refrigerate it. And I would



 recommend you to at least let it ferment and taste it after



 three months as it will give you the peek sweet taste. And if



 you store the honey fermented garlic in an air tight jar and in



 dark room than it would be safe for around 3 years.

 







 I hope you like this post and if you have any questions about




this you can ask me in the comment section without any




hesitation. I will try my best to respond to every query.