Garlic packs a serious nutritional punch. Regarded in almost every culture for its medicinal and culinary properties, garlic has proven benefits against coronary artery diseases, infections, and cancers. Garlic contains no cholesterol, but has vitamin B-6, vitamin C, copper, iron, calcium, selenium, and manganese. Garlic has also been used for centuries to treat colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other ailments. Dried garlic can be stored on your counter top, in low humidity, for months. Fresh green garlic should be stored in the refrigerator, similarly to leeks. Fresh green garlic is available in the spring and summer, dried garlic is available in the summer and fall.