Why does garlic lose its spicy taste when cooked?

SY Sylviarichards asked on 09 July 2020, 17:52
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Garlic loses it bite because heat is breaking down the chemicals (primarily allicin) that give it its bite. With the allicin gone, other flavors can come out. The garlic is further sweetened by having some of its sugars caramelized by the heat.

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