How to Make Garlic Last longer

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 25, 2017
How to Make Garlic Last longer

If you don't want it to lose its flavour and freshness, you should preserve garlic in the best possible conditions. This will help you get the most out of its benefits and properties, since this food has many advantages. Always buy fresh garlic heads, with the skin on and that are hard, as this will help them be stored for longer. In addition, follow these OneHowTo tips to help you learn how to make garlic last longer.

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Steps to follow:


Avoid keeping garlic in moist places, especially not in the refrigerator. What this does is soften it and allow it to rot faster, which is what happens if you use the traditional way of preserving garlic in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator.

Instead, keep it in a dry place so it can last longer such as a pantry or a cupboard.

How to Make Garlic Last longer - Step 1

Always look for dark, dry places to store your garlic, these are the essential conditions. You'll see that it lasts much longer without rotting and also keeps all its properties.


Find a garlic preserver. These containers, specially created to maintain the quality of garlic are the best choice to properly preserving it. A small ceramic jar with holes will keep the garlic dry and dark, but allow some air in to prevent it from drying out.

How to Make Garlic Last longer - Step 3

If you want to create your own preserver, find a paper bag. Put the garlic in it, close it and always keep it in a dry place.

How to Make Garlic Last longer - Step 4

There is one final option that is not as highly recommended as you're not keeping garlic in its natural state, but it is good to keep the garlic and make it last longer without spoiling. Clean the cloves of garlic and cook them. Once they are soft, put them in a container with olive oil.

This is a great way of making it last longer if the garlic has no peel.

How to Make Garlic Last longer - Step 5

Now you know how to preserve garlic, although you may also like to know some methods for preserving other foods and OneHowTo can help. Find out how to make guacamole last longer or how to seal glass jars to preserve food.

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  • Buy them at a grocery store so you can always touch them and make sure they are in good condition.
  • When you see black spots, throw them out. It means the garlic is mouldy and harmful to health.
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