The name ‘chives’ is derived from the latin word, cepa, meaning onion. Chives are a member of the onion family and are used as a herb or vegetable depending on the region. Chives are a very popular herb in French and Chinese cooking. Chives are native to Scandinavia, Germany Britain, China and South East Asia.
Chives have a slightly garlicky and delicate onion-like aroma.
The bulbs of chives have a delicate onion like flavour with a hint of garlic.
Chives can be used to help lower blood pressure and aid digestion. Chives stimulate the appetite and possess some antiseptic properties. Chives are also rich in vitamin A and C and contain small amounts of sulfur, and are rich in calcium and iron.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Chives are a popular ingredient in cooking because of their delicate flavour. Chives can be added to dishes such as stir-fried vegetables, fried noodles, fried rices, grilled meats, fish dishes and dumpling sauces. Chives pair well with lemon and tarragon, parsley, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, potatoes and chillies.
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Gourmet Garden Chives
Add some Gourmet Garden Chives to your favourite dips, fish, chicken and salads. Gourmet Garden Chives work well in omelettes and scrambled eggs. Chives are best added at the end of cooking. Additionally, our chives is now organically grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Additionally Gourmet Garden Chives are great value with the equivalent of 2 bunches of fresh chives in each tube.
Find Gourmet Garden Chives in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.