With a use history of over 7000 years, garlic in native to Central Asia and widely used in the Mediterranean region. It was known to the Ancient Egyptians, and has been used both for cooking and medicinal purposes.
Although this form is not a direct substitute for fresh garlic, a few pinches of this fine in texture powder can still raise the taste level of a dish.
Garlic powder is made from garlic gloves that have been dehydrated and ground into tiny pieces. Its flavor is that of garlic, but much different from that of the chopped fresh garlic. It tends to have a sweeter and less intense flavor than the fresh garlic, but without the nuances given by the caramelized, roasted or sautéed garlic.