Story time! Last night I was cooking dinner and doubled the amount of garlic (like I usually do because garlic is delicious) and added it to the pan I was cooking in. All of a sudden it looked like mold had started growing in the pot. But all of the ingredients I had used were perfectly good! Here's my picture from last night. You can see that it looks like it's moldy or something.

Carly Ross, Townsquare Media Rochester, Preston
Carly Ross, Townsquare Media Rochester, Preston
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I looked at it and thought 'there's no way this is mold because all of the ingredients were fine when I put them in'. Eventually, I realized that the blue chunks were actually all of my pieces of garlic. So then I thought 'ok, I know I've had this garlic for a long time but it was good when I put it in the pot!' I took to Google and just took a shot in the dark and searched 'Why is my Garlic Blue' and shockingly something popped up.

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It turns out that garlic turning blue, like a mold-looking color, is a normal reaction that garlic can have. It has something to do with the chemicals in garlic and under the right circumstances, it'll turn the garlic a funny color. A website called Delishably says some reasons why garlic can turn blue is because of age, adding acid to the garlic, the temperature ("Garlic that is pre-heated may or may not react with acid to change color."), and the color of the garlic bulbs before cooking.

Here's another example of garlic turning blue.

Last night I was actually cooking with lemon juice and so because I added acid to the mix the garlic changed color. Thankfully we were still able to enjoy our food because it's totally safe to eat, it just looks a little funny.

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