Vegetable species of the onion genus, *Allium*.

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a vegetable in the onion genus, Allium, closely related to the onion, shallot, leek and chive.

Native to the Central Asia region, it features a lot in Mediterranean diets.

In addition to its culinary uses, garlic has also been found useful in medicinal applications.

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Photo: Garlic, Farmers Market by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML, Flickr

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