Growth and Enzyme Application of Garlic Enriched With Zinc and Natural Magnesium

J Am Nutr Assoc. 2024 May-Jun;43(4):365-375. doi: 10.1080/27697061.2023.2293136. Epub 2023 Dec 18.


Objective: Garlic can help humans ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by sufficient zinc and magnesium intake.Method: Serpentine treated it by microwaving and sintering to enhance its crystallinity as well as its magnesium and zinc ion release rates. Furthermore, an enriched garlic enzyme extract had an approximately 8-fold increase in alliinase activity. Results: Strong bonding was observed for the microwaved and sintered powders, but also facilitated zinc ion reactions and reduced lattice defects. Accordingly, used for the garlic growth and enzyme experiments.Conclusions: (1) The sintered powder excellent magnesium and zinc ion release capability. (2) The enriched garlic enzymes had high alliinase activity, likely increasing the health benefits of the garlic.

Keywords: Serpentine; enzyme; garlic; ion release; sintered.

MeSH terms

  • Carbon-Sulfur Lyases / metabolism
  • Garlic* / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Magnesium* / chemistry
  • Magnesium* / pharmacology
  • Powders
  • Zinc* / administration & dosage
  • Zinc* / chemistry
  • Zinc* / pharmacology


  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • alliin lyase
  • Carbon-Sulfur Lyases
  • Powders