Honey fermented garlic is one of the easiest fermentation recipes that you should try. By fermenting garlic in honey you mellow out the acrid raw garlic flavours. The final product pours like a thin syrup. The garlic in the jar is so tasty you can eat it like candy.
Garlic and honey have been used in traditional medicines around the world. Both garlic and honey are high in antioxidant compounds.
The main health ingredient in garlic is allicin. It contains oxygen, sulfur, and other chemicals that give garlic anti-bacterial and disease-fighting properties.
Honey is naturally high in antioxidants called flavonoids and polyphenols. These chemicals help to fight inflammation in the body. This can help to boost the immune system and prevent certain illnesses. Honey also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.
1 cup garlic cloves, peeled
1 to 1 1/2 cup liquid raw honey
Crush the garlic cloves. It is important to crush the garlic as it helps to speed up the fermentation process.
Combine garlic cloves and just enough liquid raw honey to cover the garlic in a glass jar. Close the jar with a lid.
Ensure the garlic is always submerged under the liquid to prevent mould growth. Since garlic naturally floats to the top of honey, shake the jar once a day to ensure all garlic cloves are coated in honey. Open the jar daily to release excess carbon dioxide.
If you see tiny bubbles in the honey, it means the garlic has started to ferment. Continue the process until fermentation slows down, the honey thins out, the bubbling stops, and the garlic cloves sink to the bottom of the jar. It will take for at least three to four weeks.
Fermented garlic honey changes colour over time. Expect the garlic to sink to the bottom of the jar over time. The colour of the honey will also darken into a rich syrup.
Store the fermented garlic honey in a sealed jar, unrefrigerated to let it age.
Enjoy a teaspoon of fermented garlic honey daily. Take a spoonful of honey with a clove of garlic and chew it all up together. It tastes good and it’s so good for you!