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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bawang (Garlic)

Bawang (garlic) is one of the plants mentioned in the Tagalog folk song Bahay Kubo. Scientifically known as Allium sativum, the bulb of bawang is a spice commonly used in Philippine cuisine. Research has shown that bawang has antibacterial, antibacterial, and antifungal activity as medicine. In Philippine folklore, bawang is said to ward off the aswang, a vampire-like creature.

Following is a picture of bawang bulbs and cloves we bought at the market. The price tag: sixty pesos per kilogram.

Allium sativum, bawang, Philippine cuisine

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