What is Poondu (പൂണ്ട്) – Poondu (പൂണ്ട്) is the Malayalam name for Garlic. Garlic is a species of bulbous flowering plant in the onion genus in the Amaryllidaceae family. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chives etc.
Garlic or Poondu (പൂണ്ട്) is loaded with rich medicinal benefits and healing properties. One mg of garlic gives a broad spectrum of protection against pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites & many cancer fighting food.
It grows in many parts of the world and for ages is used in everyday cooking. Due to its strong smell and delicious flavour, it is a very popular ingredient. Garlic or Poondu (പൂണ്ട്) is an excellent source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It is also a very good source of manganese, selenium and vitamin C.
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In addition to this, garlic or Poondu (പൂണ്ട്) is a good source of other minerals, including phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron and copper.