Shambani Garlic comes to you fresh from our picturesque farm nestled amongst river red gums in Junortoun, central Victoria. We are a husband and wife team dedicated to providing our customers with a fresh and natural product that is free from harsh chemicals.
The climate in north central Victoria is perfectly suited to growing garlic with its cool nights and an abundance of sunshine. Our garlic is grown naturally without chemical pesticides, instead we use sustainable seaweed and fish products along with horse and chicken manures. All our garlic is lovingly planted, mulched, weeded and harvested by hand.
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Garlic is a seasonal product which grows from April to December each year. Once the garlic is harvested it is hung up to dry, this is called the curing process which takes approximately 3-4 weeks. When the garlic is cured it is then ready for sale.
Garlic not only tastes sensational, it’s also very good for you. Garlic contains a sulphur compound called Allicin which has potent medicinal qualities and can assist in the treatment and prevention of cancer and heart problems. It can also help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and because it contains Vitamins B6 and C it can boost your immune system. It is best to crush garlic before cooking to release the Allicin or you can eat it raw if you are game.
We thoroughly enjoy growing garlic and hope that you will thoroughly enjoy eating it!
- Hamish & Lindy