Simply Organic Garlic Powder - 3.64 oz.
Simply Organic Garlic Powder is one of the most beloved of spices, and for good reason, it's oniony warm goodness goes well with just about everything, and is used widely around the world for its pungent flavor.
Botanical name: Allium sativum L. , Allium sativum L. Family: Liliaceae
Garlic's potency has earned it the nickname "stinky rose"--almost always used with affection, of course. Like onions, leeks, and shallots, garlic actually belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae), and its species (sativum) is one of over 500 species of the genus Allium. Allium is the ancient Latin name for "hot" or "burning." The English name is derived from the old gothic "gaar," which means "spear," likely a reference to the plant's pointed leaves.
Grown in bulbs, the best garlic is produced in lots of sunshine--which explains why ninety percent of the country's commercial garlic comes from California. The entire plant is harvested in late summer, then sun dried for about two weeks. It takes about 150 cloves to equal one pound.
Garlic's ability to fight infection, heart disease, and even cancer has been the focus of myriad studies. In fact, the National Library of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland, contains about 125 medical papers on garlic. Even before recorded history, cooks and healers have considered garlic a powerful--and indispensable--spice. Today, the average American consumes over 2 1/2 pounds of garlic annually. It's compatible with virtually every savory food, and is available in a number of convenient dried forms.
Garlic has been cultivated for as long as anyone knows; in 3,000 BC it was grown in southern Mesopotamia. Traditionally valued for imparting strength and speed, it was eaten before athletic competitions by the Greeks, by Roman soldiers before going into battle, and by Egyptian pyramid builders. The Egyptians also placed clay models of garlic in tombs, and dried bulbs were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Garlic also boasts legendary power over evil and disease. Egyptians swore on garlic when they took a solemn oath, and in the Dark Ages it was used to ward off vampires. During both World Wars, sterilized swabs of moss and garlic were used for wound dressings, to prevent infection.
Embracing organics is a key to a simply healthy way of life. Great tasting organic food is good for our bodies — and it's good for the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit. Choosing organic products reduces the pesticides and other chemicals that pollute our environment and promotes sustainable agriculture that preserves our ability to produce pure, natural food. It's a simple choice that makes a big difference.
Simply Organic's commitment goes beyond providing you with the most complete line of organic spices seasonings and flavors available — their purchasers travel the world developing and converting growers to organics and they consistently introduce products not previously available as organics. They develop meaningful relationships with small organic farmers, helping them improve their agricultural methods and profits — and supporting their communities — through programs like Fair Trade and Well Earth™.
Organic Goodness You Can Taste
Simply Organic's pure, organic herbs, spices and seasonings plus fresh food equals delicious, healthy meals for you and your family. Once you've tried Simply Organic™, you'll agree they provide a simply healthy way to incorporate organics into your life. They travel the world over to bring you fresh and aromatic seasonings of unsurpassed quality. You'll taste the difference in every bite.
The Frontier Family
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic™, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. Simply Organic continues to grow with innovative and affordable new products and an unrivaled selection of organic seasonings — just as Aura Cacia™, the third member of the Frontier family, has become America's favorite aromatherapy source. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
Simply Organic Values
In an industry where “organic” labels are often just an extension of larger, non-organic enterprise, Simply Organic™ offers healthy, wholesome, organic products you can trust. But Simply Organic offers more than just pure products. Their vision of an organic lifestyle means they are committed to integrity, from the field to the shelf. They appreciate that some of the best things are those that have been around for a long time, and as a result they support and encourage the growth of organic farming practices and support traditional farms and growers. With Simply Organic, you can feel better about the food on your table and the world you live in.
1% of Sales Fund the Growth of Organics
Simply Organic strives to better the lives of small growers in developing countries with fair pricing and programs that help their communities. They support environmental projects that promote organic agriculture and the restoration of natural habitats around the world through the donation of 1% of Simply Organic sales.
About Our 1% Fund
Each time you buy a Simply Organic™ spice, seasoning or mix, you make a small contribution — that when combined with many others — provides significant support to organizations and projects that research, develop, teach and promote organic agriculture. In fact, since the Simply Organic 1% fund began in 2001, it has provided over half a million dollars of support to organic causes.
The SO1% fund — determined as a percent of sales, not profits — is having a remarkable impact both here in the U.S. and internationally. For over three decades, Frontier has been a leader in promoting organic products and supporting organic agriculture around the world. It's logical that their all-organic brand, Simply Organic, funds many worthy organizations and events that support organics. They're proud to partner and offer you the opportunity to contribute directly to the continuing growth of organics with the purchase of high-quality Simply Organic products.