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Raw Cultured Garlic Flowers

Raw Cultured Garlic Flowers


6.17 oz jar, organic, unpasteurized | Product #FJG101

Our cultured Garlic Flowers offer a milder, deeply delicious alternative to garlic cloves.

This "living" food has been fermented by – and provides – the kind of active Lactobacillus culture that's long been prized for its health-promoting properties.

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Number of Jars
  • Gluten free
  • Ships frozen*
  • Unpasteurized
  • Product of Canada
  • No cooking required
  • No lactose or vinegar
  • Beneficial live cultures and enzymes
  • Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, Inc.

*NOTE: The 1, 2, and 3-jar options (FJG101, FLG102, and FJG103) must be ordered with other frozen items. Or, you can order a minimum of 5 jars.


The deep, complex flavor of this rare, lacto-fermented food will delight all who love garlic … and please many who think they don't!

Garlic Flowers make a great condiment or seasoning – let your imagination run wild!

Click the Serving/Care tab for several easy, rewarding uses.

Not your usual garlic
Compared with garlic cloves, our Garlic Flowers are easy to digest and yield little or no "garlic breath" … two attractive benefits of the fermentation process.

Though we cannot predict any person's reaction, some people who experience discomfort after eating garlic do not encounter this problem with our fermented Garlic Flowers.

Enjoy a summertime treat ... all year-round!
Common, hard-neck garlic plants form a stalk (scape) at the top, which will eventually produce a "flower" … actually a collection of miniature cloves called bulbils.

Garlic farmers normally prune the scapes before they flower, to focus the plant's energy into the underground bulb or "head", where the famously pungent cloves reside.

Our Garlic Flowers are harvested near the summer solstice in June, then chopped and fermented for two months in organic high-oleic sunflower oil with a live Lactobacillus starter culture.

The Lactobacillus cultures break down some of the flowers' constituents and generate enzymes as well as lactate and other organic acids … changes that account for this product's unique, mild flavor

Health benefits
Our raw, cultured, unpasteurized Garlic Flowers are fermented using a live, probiotic Lactobacillus starter culture.

Hundreds of studies suggest that garlic supports cardiovascular health modestly, but as yet there are no studies of this kind on cultured garlic flowers.

Although some overlap in chemical makeup is likely, we cannot say with certainty that any or all of the cardio-supportive compounds in garlic cloves also occur in our fermented Garlic Flowers.

Average Ratings: 5


"Sublime" Melanie Palma on 11/19/2020 05:45 Review: A truly unique & beautiful product. Cultured foods benefit our microbiome which increases our immune health. To get all that in a natural antibiotic, such as garlic, was a thrill. The taste is so delicate & delicious you can eat them raw. I love to use these in vinaigrette’s! Like everything I get from VC, they arrived meticulously packaged on dry ice.

"BEST GARLIC" Fern on 11/12/2020 05:51 Review: These garlic flowers are so delicious & decadent! There is no other place to find them. They give an amazing flavor to everything I cook with.

"Can't live without" Blueblood on 10/16/2020 10:29 Review: VC raw garlic flowers go into nearly every dish I prepare and in very generous amounts. I appreciate the vivid green color, the heavenly smell, and the delectable flavor. Once I pull my last jar from the freezer, I am ready to order again!

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Ingredients: Organic garlic flowers, Organic cold-pressed high-oleic sunflower oil, lactic starter.
Nutrition Facts
Organic Garlic Flower
Serving Size 1 tsp (5g)
Number of servings: About 35

Amount Per Serving
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serve our Organic Cultured Garlic Flowers with grilled halibut, cod, salmon, or other wild fish.

In addition to the serving ideas below, you can mix our Garlic Flowers with pasta, spread them on bruschetta … or use them to enliven marinades, salad dressings, and dips.

Generally, one teaspoon of garlic flowers replaces one clove of garlic in a recipe … adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

Garlic flower butter is easier to digest than regular garlic butter and will not mask the taste of seafood dipped into or drizzled with it.

Simple serving ideas

  • Arrange garlic flowers on hot rice.
  • Add garlic flowers to cooked vegetables.
  • Replace the garlic in pesto sauce with garlic flower.
  • Instead of herb pesto for pasta dishes, use a little garlic flower oil and grated Parmesan.
  • To make a dip, blend 1 level teaspoon garlic flowers into 100 gm (3.5 oz) of cream cheese or goat cheese.
  • Use garlic flowers to replace the garlic in garlic butter for a more subtle and digestible alternative.

Storage instructions

Keep frozen until ready to use.

Once thawed, store Vital Choice Garlic Flowers in the refrigerator and use by the date stamped on lid.

Thaw your garlic flowers unopened in the refrigerator overnight, or immerse the unopened jar in cold water for about 30 minutes.

Serving tips

Serve our Organic Cultured Garlic Flowers with grilled halibut, cod, salmon, or other wild fish.

In addition to the serving ideas below, you can mix our Garlic Flowers with pasta, spread them on bruschetta … or use them to enliven marinades, salad dressings, and dips.

During fermentation and maceration, the chlorophyll in garlic flowers leaks into the oil, turning it dark green. For a more uniform color, gently stir the contents of the jar before serving.

Generally, one teaspoon of garlic flowers replaces one clove of garlic in a recipe … adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

Garlic flower butter is easier to digest than regular garlic butter and will not mask the taste of seafood dipped into or drizzled with it.

Simple serving ideas

  • Arrange garlic flowers on hot rice.
  • Add garlic flowers to cooked vegetables.
  • Replace the garlic in pesto sauce with garlic flower.
  • Instead of herb pesto for pasta dishes, use a little garlic flower oil and grated Parmesan.
  • To make a dip, blend 1 level teaspoon garlic flowers into 100 gm (3.5 oz) of cream cheese or goat cheese.
  • Use garlic flowers to replace the garlic in garlic butter for a more subtle and digestible alternative.
Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Free shipping
on orders over $99


Standard Shipping Fees
  • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping
Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
When will my frozen foods arrive?
  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.
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