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  • Help! My lid is stuck!?
    It happens! Once opened and utilized, chopped or minced garlic, while not considered an adhesive, can certainly can certainly act like one. We used continuous-thread lids for freshness, however they have a tendency to stick. To loosen a stuck lid, try runny the jar under hot water for a minute or two, then use a rubber glove/mitt or a grippy kitchen cloth for better traction.
  • How much Garliki should I use??
    The general conversion 1 teaspoon of Garliki is equal to 1.5 cloves of garlic. However, We have found many of our users utilize closer to a 1 to 1 ratio given the rounded flavor of the garlic (and because it's just so darned tasty).
  • Can I eat Garliki raw?
    Yes! you can eat Garliki raw. (One of our Founders, Jason, eats a spoonful every morning) Our Fermented Garlic Cooking Paste is made using a spontaneous fermentation process that not only enhances the flavors but also reduces the pungency of raw garlic, making it suitable for consumption without cooking. However, please note that while Garliki is safe for raw consumption, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have any existing health concerns or conditions. We recommend incorporating Garliki into your favorite dishes, sauces, dressings, and marinades to add a delicious and nutritious garlic flavor to your meals.
  • Does Garliki need to be refrigerated?
    Yes, we recommend Garliki to be refrigerated after opening to ensure that it stays fresh and delicious for all your culinary needs. While the lime juice acidity and the pasteurization process helps to extend its shelf life, refrigeration will help maintain its quality and flavor for a longer duration.
  • What is the shelf life of Garliki?
    The shelf life of Garliki is approximately 12 months from the production date. The paste is carefully crafted to ensure freshness and quality for an extended period. We use a unique pasteurization process that preserves the natural flavors and nutrients of the garlic, allowing our product to maintain its exceptional taste for up to a year. This extended shelf life makes it convenient for you to stock up on Garliki so that you can always have this versatile and flavorful cooking paste on hand when you need it.
  • Is Garliki Vegan?
    A: Yes, Garliki is 100% vegan. There are no animal products or by-products used in the production of Garliki, making it suitable for vegans and those following a plant-based diet. Whether you're making classic garlic bread, marinades, or flavorful sauces, Garliki is the perfect choice for both vegan and non-vegan consumers.
  • It says "fermented" - does that mean Garliki has alcohol?
    No, Garliki does not contain alcohol. The fermentation process used to create Garliki involves natural lacto-fermentation, where the garlic cloves are soaked in a brine solution. This process not only enhances the flavor and texture of the garlic but also naturally preserves it without the need for alcohol. As a result, Garliki is a non-alcoholic product and is safe for consumption by individuals of all ages.
  • Why should I use Garliki instead of the pre-minced garlic I see at the store?
    Great question! Garliki offers a unique product that goes beyond traditional minced garlic. Our Fermented Garlic Cooking Minced Paste is made using a special fermentation process that not only enhances the flavor but helps naturally preserve the garlic. Unlike pre-minced garlic, which may contain high levels of citric acid or other preservatives, Garliki is made from high-quality, USA grown garlic, with a touch of lime juice as an acidifier, resulting in a rich, complex flavor profile. Additionally, our product is incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide variety of dishes, adding a depth of flavor that pre-minced garlic simply can't replicate. By choosing Garliki, you are not only getting a superior product in terms of taste and quality, but also supporting a small business committed to quality, innovation, artisanal food production, and community.
  • When in the cooking process should I add Garliki
    Garliki's fermented garlic cooking paste is a versatile ingredient that can be added at different stages of the cooking process depending on your preference or recipe call out. For a milder, sweeter garlic taste, add Garliki towards the beginning of the cooking process when sautéing or sweating aromatics (but be careful not to burn the garlic!). If you prefer a stronger, more pungent garlic flavor, add Garliki later in the cooking process when the dish is nearly finished. Experiment with adding Garliki at different times to find the perfect balance for your dishes. Additionally, Garliki's unique fermentation process adds depth and complexity to your recipes, making it a great addition to soups, stews, marinades, dressings, or even as a finishing touch on roasted or grilled dishes.
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