Garlic cloves as well as the entire bulb are encased in white paper-like sheathes. Although garlic cloves have a firm texture, they can be easily cut or crushed. The taste of garlic is like no other—it hits the palate with a hot pungency that is shadowed by a very subtle background sweetness.
While garlic is really low calorie and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, one clove contains a meager: 3% of your RDV of manganese. 2% of vitamin C and vitamin B6. 1% of both calcium and selenium.