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How To Ferment Garlic In Honey

The Magic of Fermented Garlic in Manuka Honey

Fermenting garlic in honey is a wonderful way to combine the potent health benefits of both ingredients into a delicious and versatile condiment. Here, I’ll share my process of fermenting garlic in high-quality Manuka honey and a simple, delightful way to enjoy it.

Peeling garlic...

Why Ferment Garlic in Honey?

Fermenting garlic in honey not only enhances the health benefits but also mellows the garlic’s sharpness and infuses the honey with a sweet, aromatic garlic flavor. This fermentation process results in a liquidy, garlicy, sweet honey that can elevate various dishes and is perfect for boosting your immune system.

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How to Ferment Garlic in Manuka Honey


Fresh garlic cloves

High-quality Manuka honey


Start by peeling fresh garlic cloves.

Fill a clean, sterilized jar with the peeled garlic cloves.


Pour enough raw Manuka honey over the garlic to fully submerge the cloves.

Seal the jar with a lid, but not too tightly, to allow gases to escape during fermentation.

Place the jar in a cool, dark place.


Stir or shake the jar daily for the first few weeks to ensure all garlic cloves are coated and submerged.

Occasionally burp the jar to release any built-up gases.

Fermentation Time:

Allow the mixture to ferment for about 6 months. Over time, the honey will become more liquid as it absorbs moisture from the garlic, creating a garlicy sweet aromatic funk.

After 6 months...


Enjoying Your Fermented Garlic and Honey

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this fermented garlic and honey is on buttered toasted bread.

Garlicky sweet aromatic funk...

Here’s how you can do it:


Fermented garlic cloves

Fermented honey

Buttered toasted bread

Prepare the Toast:

Toast a slice of your favorite bread with butter until golden brown.

Add the Garlic and Honey:

Grate some of the fermented garlic cloves onto the buttered toast.

Drizzle a spoonful of the fermented honey over the top.

Dust some nori flakes and shichimi togarashi.

Serve and Enjoy:

Enjoy this aromatic, sweet, and savory toast as a snack or part of your meal.


Benefits and Versatility

Fermented garlic in Manuka honey is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a powerhouse of health benefits. Both garlic and honey have natural antibacterial and antiviral properties, making this combination a great addition to your diet for boosting your immune system and overall health.

You can also use this fermented garlic and honey in marinades, dressings, sauces, or even as a natural remedy for colds and sore throats.

Final Thoughts

Fermenting garlic in Manuka honey is a simple yet transformative process that brings out the best in both ingredients. Whether you’re looking to enhance your culinary creations or add a natural health booster to your pantry, this fermented garlic and honey is a must-try. Enjoy the journey of fermentation and the delicious results!


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