Garlic (2% Allicin) Allium sativum Garlic has been a staple of the human diet for centuries as a food flavor and preservative and as treatment of diseases and overall health support. Garlic is loaded with phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Many of these constituents are helpful in maintaining healthy blood levels within the body. The bulbs of garlic are rich in potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium. Selenium plays an important cofactor for antioxidant enzymes within the body. Garlic also contains many flavonoid antioxidants like beta-carotene, zea-canthina and vitamin C, which work as powerful antioxidants within the body. All of these factors make garlic a valuable contribution to numerous pet food, nutraceutical, and functional food industries. Garlic continues to grow in industrial applications such as mosquito repellants and insecticides in the agricultural sector.