Garlic is native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean region where it has been cultivated for centuries. Most people think of garlic as an onion - probably because they resemble one another and both have strong tastes. However, garlic belongs to the lily family.
With its characteristic taste and smell, garlic is suitable for many purposes. Dried garlic granulate is less pungent than fresh garlic and may be used as a culinary spice. You may also use granulate of garlic as an insect repellent in your garden or on your patio if you want to enjoy a summer without mosquitos.