It is off-white in colour, and free-flowing, with a stronger taste than garlic powder.
Some brands are pure; some have been strengthened with garlic oil or imitation garlic flavour. Some will contain colouring such as annatto. You can also get Roasted Garlic Granules.
It is often mixed with salt to make garlic salt.
You can rub it in meat before cooking. Rubbing it on fowl before cooking will help form a crispy skin.
It can be visible in some dishes, whereas garlic powder will disappear.
It won’t burn as easily over flame as fresh garlic does.
1 teaspoon granulated garlic = 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 tsp granulated garlic = 1 medium clove of garlic
35.5 teaspoons = 1 oz / 28 g
Store in an air-tight container.
Garlic granules will clump and cake easily in humidity. They will even cake into a solid mass you have to chip away at. If this happens, pop into a blender and pulverize back to a powder. Or, chip away what you want to use, and dissolve in a bit of water, then add to your dish.