Garlic Powder is ground, dehydrated garlic. Garlic cloves are peeled and sliced. In most cases, the garlic is then heated to a temperature of between 150 and 160 C. The water is removed to a moisture content of about 6.5%. The dehydrated garlic is then further sliced, chopped, or minced until the powder is reduced to the desired particle size.
Garlic is thought to reduce heart disease risk through several mechanisms decreasing cholesterol production, enhancing cholesterol loss in the stool, reducing cholesterol in artery walls, inhibiting blood clotting, reducing inflammation, and lowering blood pressure.