Fermented Garlic Honey Recipe

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Today I’m going to show you how I like to enjoy the powerful benefits of raw honey and garlic with this fermented garlic honey recipe.

fermented garlic honey recipe

Fermented Garlic Honey

When it comes to foods with powerful properties, there’s one delicious combo that has proven to have very strong benefits in my experience: fermented garlic honey. It’s powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties make it one of my favorite natural remedies for cold and flu season (source). 

If you’re looking for another great natural remedy, I also show how to make elderberry syrup with dried elderberries. And I know I can never go wrong with a delicious chicken soup recipe whenever I’m feeling under the weather. 

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Today I'm going to show you how to boost your immune system from the kitchen with this fermented garlic honey recipe.

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Why take fermented garlic honey?

I love fermented garlic honey as a completely safe and natural remedy to have on hand for my whole family. The  benefits of raw garlic combined with the soothing sweetness of honey does wonders for soothing our sore throats.

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How do you make fermented garlic honey?

You don’t need to be a pro in the kitchen when it comes to making fermented garlic honey. In fact, with only two ingredients – garlic and honey, this makes for a very easy recipe.

What you’ll need for fermenting garlic in honey

  • Organic garlic cloves
  • Raw honey
  • Jar

When possible, I try to select organic ingredients to reap the healthy benefits of extra nutrients and less toxins. I also find that I have better results when fermenting organic produce versus non organic. 

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Peeling the garlic

If you’ve ever wondered about finding the time to practice mindfulness, then the process of making fermented garlic honey is sure to be a good opportunity by allowing yourself to be fully present and engaged in the moment as you peel a bunch of garlic cloves.

Plus, the strong and delicious aroma of garlic is sure to be a treat for the sinuses!

If you’d like a quicker way to peel all those cloves, you can try putting them all in an empty jar and shaking it. Viola! The peels come right off. 

How to make fermented garlic honey

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Begin by peeling the cloves of garlic by deciding on the amount you want.
  2. Place the garlic clove underneath a knife and gently press on it. Don’t been too concerned if you bruise the garlic, but try to avoid crushing it as you want to keep it intact.
  3. Add the garlic pieces to a glass jar as you peel. Aim to fill the jar 3⁄4 full of garlic cloves.
  4. Add enough honey just to cover the garlic cloves. If you have too much honey then the mixture won’t have the right percentage of moisture, so the fermentation won’t happen correctly. Add enough honey just to cover the cloves of garlic.
  5. Allow the honey to move through the cloves of garlic towards the bottom of the jar. The end result should be honey with garlic in it and all the garlic cloves submerged in honey.
  6. Place the lid on the jar.
  7. Every few days rotate the jar by flipping it up and down whenever thegarlic floats to the top in order to keep it submerged in the honey.
  8. After the first two weeks, loosen the lid on the jar a little to release the gasses of fermentation. The garlic won’t float as much after the first two weeks.
  9. When you see bubbles starting to be produced, that’s a good sign.
  10. The entire duration of fermentation is one month. After that it is ready to eat.

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Other ways to use fermented garlic honey

We also love to use fermented garlic honey in dressing and dip recipes. It also makes a delicious addition to marinades. 

Is botulism a concern with fermented honey?

Honey can contain the bacteria that causes infant botulism, so do not feed honey to children younger than 12 months. Honey is safe for people 1 year of age and older.

If you are concerned about botulism, which is a very rare occurrence in a honey ferment, test with a PH strip or monitor. A reading under 4.6 is considered safe since the botulism spores cannot survive in an acidic environment. If you want to boost the acidity, add a splash of apple cider vinegar. 

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How to soften crystalized honey

Raw honey crystalizes naturally over time. Honey is made up of glucose and fructose and different honey varietals have different ratios of these sugars, which means different honeys crystalize at different rates.

Remember, crystalized honey is not spoiled. It maintains the same quality and flavor, but just a different color and texture.

If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve. Or, add hot (not boiling) water to the container to just reach the top of the honey in the bottle.

Once the water has been added, remove the lid and let the jar sit until the honey warms and turns to a drizzled liquid, which is approximately 15 minutes.

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Yield: 1 pint

Fermented Garlic Honey Recipe

fermented garlic honey recipe

Today I'm going to show you how to boost your immune system from the kitchen with this fermented garlic honey recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 month
Total Time 1 month 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Peeled garlic cloves
  • Raw honey

Instructions

  1. Begin by peeling the cloves of garlic by deciding on the amount you want.
  2. Place the garlic clove underneath a knife and gently press on it. Don’t been too concerned if you bruise the garlic, but try to avoid crushing it as you want to keep it in tact.
  3. Add the garlic pieces to a glass jar as you peel. Aim to fill the jar 3⁄4 full of garlic cloves.
  4. Add enough honey just to cover the garlic cloves. If you have too much honey then the mixture won’t have the right percentage of moisture, so the fermentation won’t happen correctly.
  5. Allow the honey to move through the cloves of garlic towards the bottom of the jar. The end result should be honey with garlic in it and all the garlic cloves submerged in honey.
    Place the lid on the jar.
  6. Every few days rotate the jar by flipping it up and down whenever the garlic floats to the top in order to keep it submerged in the honey.
  7. After the first two weeks, loosen the lid on the jar a little to release the gasses of fermentation. The garlic won’t float as much after the first two weeks. When you see bubbles starting to be produced, that’s a good sign.
  8. The entire duration of fermentation is one month. After that it is ready to eat.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

 

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