How to Store Garlic

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I've been very disappointed with the freshness of the garlic I've been buying. It seems to be sprouting in a matter of days! So I researched garlic and how to store it and found out this:

Never store the garlic in the fridge, as it causes quick sprouting and a bitter taste.

To store garlic longterm, divide the heads into cloves, leave the paper on, and freeze in a sealed baggie. Take out as needed! What could be easier than that? I bought a BIG bag of garlic at Costco this weekend and will be prepping it for the freezer today!

Frozen garlic is easily peeled, crushed and minced for cooking. Thawed garlic will not substitute for fresh, as is has a different texture after being frozen.