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Red Sulmona Garlic
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From the outside, Red Sulmona garlic looks like any other bulb. It has a white, papery outer sheath and produces small to medium sized heads. The inner layer of skin exhibits a unique reddish-purple color, giving it its colorful name. Red Sulmona garlic is renowned for its delicate garlicky taste and sweet accents without any hint of bitterness.
Red Sulmona garlic is available year-round.
Garlic is botanically classified as Allium Sativum, and a member of the lily family along with chives, shallots and onions. There are hundreds of types of garlic, each categorized as either a softneck or hardneck variety. Softneck varieties are most common as they are easier to grow, slower to bolt and generally produce more cloves per bulb. They are the supermarket varieties that people simply know as garlic. Hardneck garlics are generally more particular about their growing conditions requiring colder weather, and once harvested, have a shorter shelf-life. Red Sulmona garlic is a hardneck variety and considered to be a rare gourmet delight among garlic connoisseurs. It is native to the city of Sulmona in Abruzzo, Spain, hence its name.
Recipes that include Red Sulmona Garlic. One is easiest, three is harder.
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