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Why does chopped garlic turn green?

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If the garlic is not fully ripe and dry, it can turn green in the presence of sunlight or heat due to the formation of a chlorophyll like compound. This same reaction can happen in the presence of acidic foods like vinegar, onions, lemon juice, etc. or with copper found in some utensils and/or tap water. It is harmless and can be fixed by either letting the garlic mature (at room temperature) or heating it more until the proper color is achieved.
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Why did Cut garlic turn green over time?

  My usual answer to this question is: If the garlic is not fully ripe and dry, it can turn green in the presence of sunlight or heat due to the formation of a chlorophyll

How many ounces of chopped garlic in a cup?

well on cup equals 8 oz so therefore you would need 8oz of chopped garlic to equal a cup.       This is not necessarily true because a cup is 8 FLUID ounces.

How long can home chopped garlic be kept?

Garlic that you peel and chop can be kept in a ziplock for at least a week, but FRESH garlic is best. Chop the garlic JUST before you use it for best results.

Is the green in center of garlic bad for you?

It's not bad, but some people get indigestion when there is green. (I prefer when there is no sprout at all on the inside) Sometimes the same clove will have pieces that hav