I asked myself, is garlic a herb or a vegetable.  Because I am about to write our trials of some new strands of garlic and didn't know what category to place it under.

Garlic
Garlic

Majority of the time garlic is usually grated chopped or whized to add to food, rarely it is roasted and eaten whole.  This is to my mind something like an herb so I was going for that,  but it is similar to an onion or shallot usually chopped and added to a dish.  Now, it could be a fruit but it does not look like tomatoes or apples.  It grows in the ground not on a plant so fruit is out

An herb is mainly thought of as leafy with stem, leaving aside horseradish, and garlic does not fit this description.  Maybe it is a spice but that doesn't fit either as spices are useallydred, seeds grounded powders etc.  Vegetable, again I can not see it coming under that as it is very rarely eaten whole or chopped like cabbage and be part of meat and three veg. Now it falls in the land of mis-gender and so where does it belong?  The answer my friends is blowing in Google, who states For all intents and purposes, garlic is classified as a vegetable, but people around the world will undoubtedly continue to debate this question. The way that a food is referenced or thought of culturally is almost as important as the botanical or horticultural classification it receives.  Garlic is a perfect example of this flexibility in the language we use for the food we eat!

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