Fermented honey garlic, also known as garlic-infused honey or fermented garlic honey, is a natural concoction made by combining raw honey with garlic cloves and allowing them to undergo a fermentation process. This process enhances the medicinal properties and flavors of both the honey and the garlic. This is one of the reasons I like to grow garlic in my garden each year. We of course store fresh garlic for use all year round as well. Garlic is great for your health and makes a wonderful addition to the flavor of pretty much everything savory. What is Fermented Honey Garlic: Fermented honey garlic is a natural concoction made by combining raw honey with garlic cloves and allowing them to undergo a fermentation process. This process enhances the medicinal properties and flavors of both the honey and the garlic. It is a powerful and versatile natural remedy known for its potential health benefits. How To You Use Fermented Garlic Honey Medicinal Uses: Fermented honey garlic is great for keeping you and your family healthy over the cold and flu season. This is one of the best immune system boosting foods and can be a great addition to your routine. Supports the immune system, making it a valuable addition during cold and flu season. Acts as a natural antimicrobial, helping to fight off infections. Aids in soothing sore throats and coughs. Taken by the spoonful as a daily health tonic to promote overall well-being. The best way to use this is to make it part of your daily diet Flavorful Marinades and Dressings: Mix fermented garlic honey with olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs for a delectable marinade for meats, vegetables, or tofu. Create a unique salad dressing by blending it with balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and a touch of olive oil. Stir-Fries and Sautes: Add a spoonful of fermented garlic honey to your stir-fry or sauté for a burst of sweet and savory flavor. Roasted Vegetables: Drizzle over roasted vegetables like carrots, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes for a caramelized glaze. Grilled Dishes: Brush it onto grilled chicken, fish, or even vegetables for a mouthwatering glaze. Homemade BBQ Sauce: Use it as a base for a unique homemade barbecue sauce, combining it with tomato paste, vinegar, and spices. Baking and Desserts: Incorporate into baked goods like bread, muffins, or cookies for a subtly sweet and savory twist. Teas and Tonics: Dissolve a spoonful of fermented garlic honey in warm water for a soothing and immune-boosting tea. Add lemon for an extra zing. Spread on Toast or Crackers: Enjoy it as a spread on toast, crackers, or even warm, crusty bread for a flavorful treat. Sauces for Meat and Seafood: Create a glaze for meats like pork or salmon, enhancing their flavors with the sweet and savory notes of the fermented garlic honey. Soothing Cough Remedy: Mix with warm water and lemon juice for a soothing drink to help alleviate coughs and sore throats. Salad Toppings: Drizzle over salads as a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional dressings. Remember to start with small amounts and adjust to your taste preferences, as fermented garlic honey has a concentrated flavor. Its versatility makes it a wonderful addition to a wide range of dishes and beverages, offering both culinary delight and potential health benefits. What you need to make fermented honey garlic Ingredients Needed: Quality garlic bulbs Raw honey (preferably local) Necessary Equipment: Glass jar Cheesecloth or coffee filter Rubber band or string How to Make Fermented Garlic Honey: Select and peel garlic cloves. Mix garlic cloves with raw honey in a glass jar. Seal the jar with a cheesecloth or coffee filter, securing it with a rubber band or string. Allow the mixture to ferment for several weeks. Monitoring and Testing: Keep an eye on the fermentation process. Ensure there are no signs of spoilage and that the mixture is developing the desired flavors. How to Store Fermented Honey Garlic: After your garlic has fuller fermented in the honey you can then store this in an air-tight container in a cool dark place. I like to store ours in the pantry that stays nice and cool year-round to help prevent it from spoiling until we go grab the next jar to keep in the cabinet upstairs. The Benefits of Fermented Honey Garlic: Allicin, a compound found in garlic, is known for its potent antimicrobial properties. It can help combat a wide range of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Enhanced Bioavailability: Fermentation increases the availability of beneficial compounds, making them easier for the body to absorb. Boosted Immunity: Supports the immune system, making it a valuable ally in fighting off illnesses. Antimicrobial Properties: Acts as a natural antimicrobial, helping to combat infections. Digestive Health Support: Contains beneficial probiotics that can aid in promoting a healthy digestive system. General Well-Being: Provides an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for overall health and vitality. By incorporating fermented honey garlic into your routine, you can harness the full potential of this powerful natural remedy for both culinary delights and health benefits. Remember to monitor the fermentation process and store it properly for optimal results. Want to spice it up a bit? I like to make a batch just for me with red pepper flakes added to it to give it a bit of a kick. You will find that besides garlic red pepper flakes is definitely one of my favorite items in the spice cabinet for taking things up a notch just for myself in everything from toast to ramen.