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Old 08-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #111
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Herbs are leaves, so garlic is not an herb.
Garlic is a flavorful bulb, like an onion. It is a member of the lily family, along with ramps, leaks, onions, and chives. They all have varying degrees of flavor, with garlic and onion being the strongest. I believe if we wanted to be accurate, we could say that they are strongly flavored vegetables, and in the case of all but the garlic, are used as such, as well as used as flavorings. Garlic is always used to flavor foods, sometimes in its roasted sweet form, sometimes raw, and often cooked into various dishes. I don't think it can rightly be classified as an herb, or spice. And that's my best explanation, based purely on extrapolation and logic, and my best guess.

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Old 08-25-2014, 01:10 AM   #112
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I still have a packet of smoked salt that I can't remember what I bought it to use for. Maybe it was for salmon...not sure.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #113
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Garlic is a flavorful bulb, like an onion. It is a member of the lily family, along with ramps, leaks, onions, and chives. They all have varying degrees of flavor, with garlic and onion being the strongest. I believe if we wanted to be accurate, we could say that they are strongly flavored vegetables, and in the case of all but the garlic, are used as such, as well as used as flavorings. Garlic is always used to flavor foods, sometimes in its roasted sweet form, sometimes raw, and often cooked into various dishes. I don't think it can rightly be classified as an herb, or spice. And that's my best explanation, based purely on extrapolation and logic, and my best guess.

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I'll buy that I was thinking that spices are any plant part other than the leaves, but the definition is *dried* plant parts other than leaves. So if you're using fresh garlic, it's an aromatic seasoning, but if it's dried or granulated garlic, it's a spice.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #114
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garlic (NEVER powder or dried & chopped or in a jar - ALWAYS fresh!)

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Sorry, I didn't mean "fresh" as in the sense of just dug out of the ground. I meant "fresh" as in not messed about. In other words dried whole heads. (Although we can sometimes buy "wet" garlic here). Wrong choice of words.

But I still say it's a herb.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #115
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Garlic is a flavorful bulb, like an onion. It is a member of the lily family, along with ramps, leaks, onions, and chives. They all have varying degrees of flavor, with garlic and onion being the strongest. I believe if we wanted to be accurate, we could say that they are strongly flavored vegetables, and in the case of all but the garlic, are used as such, as well as used as flavorings. Garlic is always used to flavor foods, sometimes in its roasted sweet form, sometimes raw, and often cooked into various dishes. I don't think it can rightly be classified as an herb, or spice. And that's my best explanation, based purely on extrapolation and logic, and my best guess.

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In old cookery books both garlic and onions are referred to as herbs

And the young leaves of garlic are often eaten in Europe.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:04 AM   #116
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In old cookery books both garlic and onions are referred to as herbs

And the young leaves of garlic are often eaten in Europe.
After i made my post, I went online and did a search for classifying garlic as an herb or spice. Here is the link to an article I found on the subject:
What Is Garlic? Is it an Herb, a Spice or...?

I do have to admit though, that most of the articles that looked professional, and authoritative stated that garlic is both a vegetable, and an herb. I believe that is the most correct answer.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:47 AM   #117
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After i made my post, I went online and did a search for classifying garlic as an herb or spice. Here is the link to an article I found on the subject:
What Is Garlic? Is it an Herb, a Spice or...?

I do have to admit though, that most of the articles that looked professional, and authoritative stated that garlic is both a vegetable, and an herb. I believe that is the most correct answer.

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The author of that piece is the same guy who slammed a scientific study of the safety of wooden cutting boards by cherry-picking from the study and misrepresenting the conclusions.

I'll just stick with what I said earlier.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #118
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The author of that piece is the same guy who slammed a scientific study of the safety of wooden cutting boards by cherry-picking from the study and misrepresenting the conclusions.

I'll just stick with what I said earlier.
GG, I'm in your camp on this one. I believe that garlic satisfies the requirements of both a vegetable, and an herb. It certainly is considered an herb by most herbalists. And, I don't think anyone uses garlic cloves as a veggie.

"Honey, pass the bowl of roasted garlic please."

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GG, I'm in your camp on this one. I believe that garlic satisfies the requirements of both a vegetable, and an herb. It certainly is considered an herb by most herbalists. And, I don't think anyone uses garlic cloves as a veggie.

"Honey, pass the bowl of roasted garlic please."

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