Garlic is an onion-like plant with a strong flavor and aroma that is used in cooking to add flavor. It is a wonderful food as it contains a wide range of necessary nutrients and has numerous health advantages. The market for garlic has a strong, spicy, and pungent flavor. It grows as a bulb with cloves that are each wrapped in a papery skin. Garlic has a strong flavor when raw, so it's usually cooked or roasted to soften and balance it out.