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This is the one food Queen Elizabeth refuses to eat

This widely-used seasoning is famous for its pungent flavor, which might be why it's banned in the monarch's meals.
/ Source: TODAY

We’re assuming that Buckingham Palace doesn’t have a vampire problem.

That’s because Queen Elizabeth has banned garlic from its kitchen.

Bunch of garlic
Garlic is the one item Queen Elizabeth does not allow in her meals, according to two former palace chefs.Nazzu / Getty Images

Two former palace chefs have revealed in separate interviews just how much the British monarch dislikes garlic.

Darren McGrady said that while the queen is not a picky eater, she does have specific rules about her meals.

"We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions," he told Recipes Plus.

Another former royal chef confirmed the restriction.

“The royal family are wonderful people but they’re missing out on garlic because at Buckingham Palace you don’t cook with garlic. I suppose, in case you get the royal burp,” chef John Higgins told the National Post.

He said the garlic ban is so well-known among palace chefs that he uses it to gauge authenticity among people who have claimed to have cooked for the monarch.

“I hear chefs say, ‘I cooked for the queen’ or ‘Here is a recipe that’s authentic from Buckingham Palace,’ and the first thing I look for is garlic,” Higgins said.