A kitchen staple we all love. Crushing or mincing garlic with our garlic press releases more essential oils than just slicing the garlic.Garlic is said to cure the cold, boost your health & is a staple in the Mediterranean. But we just love what it does to our cooking! Crushing or mincing garlic releases more essential oils than just slicing the garlic. The more oil released, the stronger the flavour (yummy!). Try adding some crushed garlic in your cooking, baking or salad dressing.