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Does roasting garlic diminish its nutritional value?

Any cooking process will deplete the nutritional value of foods. For instance, when we boil vegetables in water there are usually more of some vitamins left in the water than in the vegetables we are cooking.

As far as roasting garlic goes, there is so little nutrition in raw garlic to begin with (one clove = 4 calories, 1 carbohydrate, 2% vitamin C and 1% calcium), this need not be a concern.

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