Organic Dried Garlic Producer Puts the Pure Into Powder
Rockerbox Garlic is changing the way we look at one of the most commonly used ingredients in our spice cabinet, and for the better
When’s the last time you reached into your spice cabinet for your trustworthy bottle of garlic powder? Whether you're in search of some extra flavor, making a dry rub, or whipping up a pot of chili, the garlicky dust always comes in handy when you’re in a pinch and are without the real deal. But have you ever thought about how it’s made and where it comes from?
As the granddaughter of a garlic farmer and founder of Rockerbox Garlic, Rae Rotindo did. After she purchased a dehydrator, Rotindo began playing around with all of the different things she could make, and discovered that the freshly dried and ground garlic powder she made was a lot better than the stuff she would find in the grocery store, and that’s when it all began. As a producer of garlic "dust" and flakes, Rockerbox Garlic does more than just make its own version of dried garlic; it does so without adding any fillers, preservatives, and additives, therefore producing 100 percent pure garlic powder, a unique garlic product that gives you real garlic flavoring, not just an imitation of it.
Rotindo's process is simple; she starts with U.S.-grown heirloom varieties of garlic, and then peels and slices them. Then, she dehydrates them for 15 to 20 hours so that she can grind them into a fine garlic powder or flakes. It’s all done naturally and by hand to provide her customers with incredibly flavorful and organic garlic products. Rockerbox Garlic can bring a world of flavor to your food, whether to a dish you’re creating or the takeout pizza you just ordered, and we were amazed at the difference in taste when compared with mass-produced garlic powder. Visit Rockerbox’s website to read where you can buy your own Rockerbox Garlic and enjoy these three recipes below that highlight the product's incredible flavor.
"I like sprinkling this rub all over freshly made sweet corn, which I make by boiling corn in water with 2 tablespoons of white sugar."
- Rae Rotindo
"Everyone loves the garlicky broth that comes with steamers, and you'll never want it any other way once you try it made with Rockerbox Garlic."
- Rae Rotindo
"Rockerbox Garlic Flakes pack an extra punch of flavor in this guacamole recipe, and save you the time from peeling and mincing fresh garlic without sacrificing the authentic flavor."
- Rae Rotindo
Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce
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