Humans have been using garlic for more than 7,000 years. Chicago is named after the "chicagoua", a garlic plant native to the area. Best known for its use in Mediterranean cuisine, the "stinking rose" is easily found in cuisines from all around the globe. In some countries, people eat as much as eight to twelve cloves per day. That's a lot of garlic. Garlic is packed with B vitamins, minerals and other immune-boosting nutrients and is considered a "super food" the world over. When you chop or crush garlic, it releases enzymes that give added health benefits. Delicious and nutritious, garlic's one flaw is that it comes in a tough-to-open package. With this trick, you can peel a whole head of garlic in less than a minute!