Garlic – China’s Hottest New Asset

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Farmers select garlic for packaging
Shao Mingqing was a jobless young man from Shandong province with only a junior high school diploma when his luck turned around a few months ago with the skyrocketing price of garlic.  The 22-year-old Shao now drives an 180,000-yuan Toyota he bought with the money he made on the garlic market.
 
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Best Investment In China? Garlic!

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A Wall Of Health and Flavor!
The price of garlic in China has nearly quadrupled since March, propelled by its very pungency to rank ahead of gold and stocks as the country’s best-performing asset this year.

The trigger for the bull run may have been the idea that the potent bulb can ward off H1N1 swine flu, Morgan Stanley economists said.

That chimes with some anecdotal evidence. The China Daily reported last week that a high school in Hangzhou, a prosperous city in eastern China, had bought 200 kg of garlic and forced students to eat it every day for lunch to stay healthy.

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Researchers Discover Reason Garlic Is Good For Us

Researchers Discover Reason Garlic Is Good For Us 

 

A Queen’s-led team has discovered the reason why garlic is so good for us.  Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin – which gives garlic its aroma and flavour – acts as the world’s most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn’t been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging effects of radicals.

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