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Q: Getting rid of the taste of garlic ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Getting rid of the taste of garlic
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: dextergriff-ga
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Posted: 12 Sep 2005 08:31 PDT
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Question ID: 567136
What is the most effective way of cleansing one's palate after eating garlic?
Subject: Re: Getting rid of the taste of garlic
Answered By: nenna-ga on 12 Sep 2005 09:26 PDT
Good afternoon dextergriff and thank you for the question.

While I have found no definitive answer regarding cleansing your
pallet of garlic, I can tell you that the most popular know way to
cleanse one?s pallet after eating a meal with a strong taste is to eat
sorbet.  If you Google ?what foods cleanse the pallet?, you will see
options that range from mints, to hard candies, to bananas, apple
slices, cucumbers, wheat bread ? and the list goes on.

However, if you are referring to clearing the pallet of bad breath due
to the garlic, please read on.

One of the reasons that garlic breath is so strong is that garlic is
full of sulphorous compounds. These compounds feed the bacteria in the
mouth and bad breath (halitosis) is caused as a result.

The only guaranteed way to prevent garlic breath is simply not to eat
garlic.  But if you are like me and love the taste of garlic, that is
hard to do.  You can reduce and mask the smell of your breath, but
garlic still works its way through your entire system. The garlic will
usually emerge from your pores the next day.  For me, I can smell it
in the palms of my hands, which is a funny place to have the smell
come from but for most people, the smell will be evident in the areas
that they sweat from.

Garlic breath can usually be reduced by regular use of mouthwash,
brushing and flossing teeth and tongue scraping.  There are also
commercial bad breath remedies available which are more powerful than
the usual mouthwashes you can buy in supermarkets. Talk to your doctor
or pharmacist about those.

Another method of reducing garlic breath is to eat parsley with the
meal.  Simply chew at least one sprig of fresh parsley, preferably

Some people find that chewing cardamon seeds has a similar effect to
parsley and can work as a garlic breath remedy. However, cardamon has
a very strong flavor so only try a small amount at first to see if
your tummy can handle the flavor.

If your main reason for eating garlic is for the health benefits then
you could consider switching to odourless garlic supplements instead.

I hope this answers your question.  If you need any further
clarification before rating, please do not hesitate to ask!

Google Researcher


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Subject: Re: Getting rid of the taste of garlic
From: myoarin-ga on 12 Sep 2005 16:51 PDT
Yes, cardamon seeds and caroway seeds are often offered after meals in
Indian restaurants, and in India, spicy little packets of something
are often sold outside restaurants.

Sucking (not chewing) spice cloves is also recommended.

One of the healthful aspects of garlic is that it keeps people with
infectious diseases at a distance.

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