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  • n  large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus

  • Men in China who reported eating at least one-third of an ounce a day from the allium food group (which also includes onions, shallots and leeks) cut their risk of developing .
  • Men in China who reported eating at least one-third of an ounce a day from the allium food group (which also includes onions, shallots and leeks) cut their risk of developing the .
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  • Are garlic scapes the new ramps? They’re flying off shelves
    Greenmarket devotees who have been lining up to buy ramps—those garlicky wild onions that have been going for upwards of $17 a pound the past few years—have found another trendy member of the allium family to obsess over: garlic scapes.For years, gardeners and even farmers have been lopping off garlic scapes—the stalks of hardneck garlic plants—and tossing them in compost piles, but over the ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS

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