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How Much Garlic Powder Equals One Clove?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you love to discover cooking hacks in the kitchen then garlic powder will be right up your alley – but how strong is it, and how much do you need to use? Keep reading for your questions answered! 

What is garlic powder?

Garlic powder is exactly what you might expect – cloves of garlic are dried and dehydrated before being ground into a very fine powder that can be used instead of fresh garlic in recipes. 

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As well as being able to buy pure garlic powder, it also appears as a common component of spice mixes, rubs and shop-bought marinades.  

How much garlic powder equals one clove?

If you’ve bought pure garlic powder then it’s pretty easy to substitute it for fresh cloves. One clove of garlic equals about 1/8th of a teaspoon of garlic powder – not much, so it’s worth starting small and tasting as you go!

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Is garlic salt the same as garlic powder?

No, garlic salt and garlic powder aren’t exactly the same product, although this is an easy mistake to make. 

Garlic salt is generally made up of three parts salt to one part garlic powder. This means one glove of garlic equals 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic salt. However, you might want to hold back from adding any regular salt that the recipe might recommend until you’ve tasted the dish!

Check out our guide to cooking with garlic next and share your thoughts with us in the comment below!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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