Traditional wisdom, along with most cookbooks, says to remove the little green sprouts that grow in older cloves of garlic, which are supposedly indigestible. Chowhounds say there’s no evidence of that, but the sprouts can be bitter, especially when raw. So their removal is entirely up to you–but removing is advisable if you’ll be using the garlic uncooked.

Board Links: The sprout in the garlic clove

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