Black Garlic


Black garlic has been around for many, many years. It's regular garlic that has been fermented. It's soft and savory yet very sweet. High in antioxidants and full of many health benefits, black garlic can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, and it's absolutely delicious on its own.

close up view of Black Garlic on a white plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
21 days
Total Time:
21 days 5 mins


  • 10 cloves solo garlic (single clove garlic)


  1. Place a rice cooker in your garage or on an outside porch if possible; the garlic will release a very strong odor as it cooks.

  2. Place garlic in the rice cooker. Cover and cook on the Keep Warm setting for 2 weeks, without opening the lid.

  3. After 2 weeks, check garlic. It should be soft, fermented, and black in color. If not, continue to cook on the same setting, checking weekly, 1 to 4 more weeks.


You can use regular garlic cloves if you can't find single clove garlic.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 225mg 5%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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