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Photos: Garlic Harvesting in Zanjan, Iran

Photos by Meysam Mohammadi, ISNA



Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, and chive. Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both culinary and medicinal purposes.


Zanjan is a province located in the North-West Iran with the Zanjan city being its center. Zanjan province with an area of 36,400 kmē has a mostly rural, population of 1.7 million. The province lies 330 km northwest of Tehran, connected to it via a freeway.

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