07/08/2014 02:13 EDT | Updated 07/10/2014 09:59 EDT

Benefits Of Eating Garlic (VIDEO)

It may terrify vampires and cause bad breath, but garlic also has the healing power and health benefits of a superfood.

In a video by digital media company Everwell, not only do we learn about the history of garlic — like how some people believe garlic was first grown in the left footprint of Satan after he exited the garden of Eden — but also the nutritional benefits that come with it.

Part of the onion family, 100 grams of garlic has about 149 calories. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, garlic has about 60 per cent of your daily vitamin B-6 intake and 52 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The video also goes into the potential health benefits of garlic and the best tips for cooking it. And if you still have room in your garden for new produce, check out these tips on how to grow your own garlic (it makes a great learning plant for newbies).

When is it the best time to have yourself a garlic clove? Watch the video above to find out.

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