As a member of the lily family and a cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots, garlic has long been considered an essential culinary ingredient. Crushing, chopping, pressing, or pureeing releases more of garlic's essential oils and provides an intense, more pronounced flavor. Melissa’s introduces Peeled Garlic in convenient 4-packs. Ready to chop or use whole, Melissa’s re-sealable package contains the equivalent of 4 bulbs of garlic. The peeled cloves are packed in groups of 4 to ensure complete freshness.