Fact Check: Is garlic a fake food?

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Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Quick Take 

A social media post  on Facebook claims that garlic is a fake food. Garlic does not actually derive from earth. We fact checked it and found this claim to be False.

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The Claim

In a Facebook video with account name awakened world featuring an automated voiceover, the statement is made that garlic is a fake food which is not sourced from the earth, and it’s considered a counterfeit food primarily due to its acidic properties.

We have attached a screenshot of the post below:

Garlic is a fake food

Fact Check

Is garlic a real food ?

No doubt, garlic is a real  food. Garlic ranks among the most ancient cultivated plants. Approximately 5,000 years ago, both Egyptian and Indian societies were already familiar with garlic. While historical records show that Babylonians were using it 4,500 years ago, and it had been a part of Chinese culture for 2,000 years.

Also, we watched the whole claimed Facebook video. It was trying to get people to go to a website called AwakenSupps.com to buy health supplements. When we looked at more videos on the same person’s Facebook page, we noticed they do this a lot. They talk about different foods and then tell people to visit certain websites to buy supplement from their websites claiming that they are better than these foods.

What are the known benefits of consuming garlic?

Consuming garlic has potential benefits. Some are discussed below. 

Is there any fake food concept?

Yes, the concept of fake food exists. Fake foods refer to products that mimic the appearance or taste of real food but are often made from synthetic or artificial ingredients. Examples include some processed snacks, imitation meat products, and artificially flavoured items. These foods may lack nutritional value and can be considered less healthy than their natural counterparts.

What are examples of fake food?

Processed cheese singles: Processed cheese slices, often individually wrapped, are made from a blend of cheese, emulsifiers, and additives. They have a different texture and flavour compared to natural cheese.

Artificially flavoured fruit snacks: Some fruit snacks claim to be made with real fruit juice but are primarily composed of sugars, gelatin, and artificial flavours, with minimal real fruit content.

Plant-based meat substitutes: While plant-based meat substitutes aim to replicate the taste and texture of real meat, they are typically made from ingredients like soy protein, wheat gluten, and various additives, rather than being actual animal products.

Botanist

Nidhi Singh, Botanist informs, “There is no doubt that garlic is a real food. Garlic, native to South and central Asia, has a rich history spanning thousands of years. It is among the oldest known medicinal and aromatic crops, with documented use by ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, Indians, Babylonians, and Chinese. Garlic was even given to Olympic athletes in ancient Greece”.

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Garima Dev Verman
Garima Dev Verman
A qualified and experienced dietitian, Garima is analyses and fact checks content around diet and nutrition.

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Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is garlic considered a fake food product?
No, garlic is not a fake food. Garlic is a natural and widely used culinary ingredient known for its flavour and potential health benefits. It has been consumed for centuries and is a real food with various culinary and medicinal applications in many cultures around the world.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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