The consumption of fresh garlic in Australia is around 3,500 tonnes per annum, however, only around 500 tonnes is actually produced here. Organically grown garlic is even rarer.
The balance of garlic consumed in Australia is imported from countries such as China, Spain and Brazil. To meet quarantine requirements, and extend shelf live, imported garlic is sprayed with growth inhibitors and methyl bromide. The garlic is also usually bleached to white with chlorine.
Imported garlic is often grown using pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and agricultural practices that are now banned in Australia.
With our pesticide and herbicide free, organically grown garlic, with reduced transport miles and guaranteed freshness – we would love you to support the Australian garlic industry and buy Pokolbin Purple Garlic.