Is it safe to eat sprouted onion and garlic? | Eagles Vine

Onion and garlic are the two most common ingredients that we use in our kitchens. Both are one of the first items that go in the pan while making curries or gravies. They give a strong, pungent and aromatic flavour to any dish they are added to. Along with being flavoursome, onion and garlic possess several health benefits as well. Onions are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and manganese.

Since onion and garlic are important kitchen ingredients, we tend to stock up additional amounts of the two and often end up with more than we need. This results in little green sprouts growing out of onions and garlic when kept in the pantry for a long time. Whether these buds are safe or not to consume – is a dilemma that we face frequently.

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