Garlic scapes are the flowering stems of the garlic plant. Farmers usually cut these off to allow the bulbs to grow larger, but the scapes themselves are tender and edible, with a taste milder than that of the cloves. (Read more on Wikipedia.)
Garlic is a great source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and selenium. It has been linked to numerous health benefits including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and preventing heart disease and various types of cancer. (Read more on World's Healthiest Foods.)
Store garlic scapes in the refrigerator for up to a month.