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Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
© Randal Oulton

Garlic Powder is powdered garlic, usually pure. It may contain another ingredient such as sodium bisulphite to help prevent browning.

It is used as a seasoning.

To make it, garlic is flaked, then dehydrated. The dehydrated flakes are then ground in a mill to a creamy-brown coloured, fine powder.

It is sold in bottles or packets and is unusually inexpensive.

Cooking Tips

It dissolves easily in liquids.


Some garlic powders are reputedly fine to eat for those who are otherwise allergic to garlic; consult with a doctor.
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 tablespoon
Weight Watchers®
Per 1 tablespoon

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1 tablespoon = 1/3 oz = 8.5g

4 1/2 tablespoons = 1 oz = 30g
3/4 teaspoon = 1 tablespoon of minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon = 1 whole garlic clove

Storage Hints

Store in a dark, cool place at room temperature in a tightly-sealed container for up to 18 months. It will clump into unusable lumps if exposed to humidity or moisture in the air. If it does, you may be able to salvage some of it by putting small chunks into boiling-hot water and stirring.

See also:


Allspice; Anardana; Anise; Asafoetida; Caraway; Cardamom; Cayenne Peppers; Chocolate; Cinnamon; Cloves; Cream of Tartar; Cumin; Dried Lily Buds; Galangal; Garam Masala; Garlic Powder; Garlic Salt; Ginger; Greater Galangal; Horseradish Powder; Juniper Berries; Kokum; Mace; Mango Powder; Mustard; Nigella; Onion Powder; Orris Root; Paprika; Pepper; Saffron; Salt; Spice Grinder; Spices; Star Anise Fruit; Sumac; Turmeric; Wild Fennel Pollen; Zedoary

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Also called:

Poudre d'ail (French); Knoblauchpulver (German); Polvo de ajo (Spanish)


Oulton, Randal. "Garlic Powder." CooksInfo.com. Published 11 January 2004; revised 18 February 2011. Web. Accessed 06/19/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/garlic-powder>.

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