Does garlic give gas ?

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Yes, garlic is high in inulin, a pro-biotic soluble fiber in the form of a fructose polymer that is indigestible by the human starch enzymes amylase and ptyalin; it passes straight through the human digestive system, unless digested by something else along the way. If it is digested by bacteria in the colon, gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen may be produced as a result.

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