Definition and history
- Garlic is a species in the onion family and is scientifically known as Allium Sativum.
- It originated from Egypt in 3200BC.
- The garlic plant is white in color and has the form of a bulb which is divided into cloves.
- You can easily identify it from the lovely pungent smell it exudes when crushed
- Presently, it is mostly found in Asia and the middle East
Garlic has a wide of range of uses. They include;
- Cooking. It is used in cooking food, especially meat dishes.
- Making spices.
- It is used as medicine for curing ailments like flu, heart attacks and blood pressure.
- In ancient Greece, soldiers were given garlic as it was believed to make them courageous
- It is used to make a special type of bread known as garlic bread.
- It is mostly useful in the cooking industry, both commercial and household and in the medical field.
Garlic as a profit making venture
Since garlic is not very expensive and hard to grow, I would construct green houses that plant garlic exclusively. Due to its strong smell and medicinal properties, I’ll use it to develop a mouthwash that helps people with bad mouth odor.
The mouthwash products in the market are mostly made by big toothpaste brands like colgate which means they are a bit expensive. Making an affordable mouthwash, which most people are in need of and doesn’t have a lot of competition would be quite profitable. Additionally, any leftover garlic after production will be sold to the market, hence no waste.