Keep in a cool, dry, dark, and well-ventilated place. Will keep for 3 to 4 months.
Don’t remove the papery outsides until just before use, as it protects the garlic. Once you remove cloves from the bulb, the garlic’s lifetime will decrease.
Do not refrigerate or store in plastic.
An exception: if you’ve cut into a clove and don’t use the entire piece, you can put the leftover garlic chunk, or minced garlic, into a jar or baggie and refrigerate; use within a couple of days.
Liz Talley, Urban Graze
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