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There are two types of chives available - garlic chives, with flat leaves; and onion chives, with hollow, thin leaves. Unsurprisingly, chives, onion and garlic all belong to the same family (the allium family).
Category: Herb
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy fresh leaves that are not wilting or discoloured at the ends. Garlic chives will sometimes have a small tight bud on the end of them. Chives are available in a freeze-dried form, but are extremely sensitive to light.
To Store:
Chives should never be stored wet as they will become slimy. Wash what you are going to need at the time. Store in a plastic storage bag in the fridge for up to 2 days. Freeze-dried chives must be kept in a dark place to prevent fading.
Tips & Tricks:
Because it doesn't keep for long, try growing chives in the garden. During winter remove some and plant it inside to enjoy chives all year round. Freeze-dried chives are an excellent alternative to fresh as they reconstitute immediately.
Cooking Tips:
Add to omelettes or scrambled eggs. Delicious in stir-fries and with savoury pancakes.

Nutrition per 100 Grams:

Very low

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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