Considered one of the most important curative and preventive plants. Used by Chinese and Egyptians in ancient times. It has an aroma and flavor that often accompanies certain Mediterranean cuisine. In its two varieties:
The type of Noble garlic (ecophysiological group 3) with intense white color, flatted round bulb, intense aroma and mild flavor, medium pungency, with very good cold storage.
Chinese Type (ecophysiological group 2) with dirty white wrapper leaves with thick purple streaks of intense aroma and spicy. Head of medium size and uniform round shape, with 8-10 teeth slightly curved, glossy coated skins of intense violet or purple color, with little cold preservation.
Bulb formed by numerous inner thick and fleshy layers, which perform the necessary nutrient reserve functions for feeding outbreaks. Primarily native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean as a secondary center. Spicy flavor although sweet can also be found.
A native of Central and South America. It is cultivated for consumption exploiting its flowers, sprouts, nuts and seeds. The pumpkin seed contains virtues that science has recently begun to unravel. With high levels of detoxifying can be prepared as mashed or sweet.