Herb of the Month: Chives

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 4, 2012

chives
We’re kicking off August with an herb that’s been historically used to help promote male fertility. Learn why chives are so good for you, then try our mouthwatering chive recipes.

Chives Basics
Chives are related to the garlic, leeks and onions and are native to Asia, North America and Europe. It’s thought that Marco Polo tasted chives and brought them back home to Europe where they became popular.

This fragrant slender herb has a milder flavor than onions and garlic. The plant grows as lofty stems adorned by gorgeous purple flowers.

Nutrition Info
One tablespoon of chopped chives has 1 calorie and vitamins A and C, vitamin K, folate and manganese. Chives also contain quercetin, a heart protecting antioxidant.

The juice from chives has also been used as an insect repellent—give it a try and let me know how it works out.

What To Do With Chives
This herb can be found fresh when in season; the entire chive (from leaf to bulb) is edible. You can also find it in dried and frozen forms. Since chives have a milder flavor, they’re perfect to add to soups, dips, mashed or baked potatoes, fish, seafood dishes and omelets. Heat destroys their delicate flavor,  so add chives to dishes at the last minute. To maximize their taste, thinly slice, chop or snip with kitchen shears before using.

Chives is a herb that can be easily grown at home—learn how.

Shopping Tip: Choose chives with a uniform green color. Avoid those with signs of wilting or browning. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. Rinse well before using to remove any dirt or debris.

Recipes to try:

More posts from .
Tags: ,

Similar Posts

5 Next-Level Gazpachos

No need to pigeonhole a perfectly good chilled tomato soup to its classic definition. Instead, let go of your preconceived concepts and you’ll s...

Comments (1,788)

  1. order cheap cymbalta in usa…

    [...]seratonin reuptake inhibitors[...]…

  2. Send bulk emails…

    As a Newbie, I am constantly browsing online for articles that can aid me. Thank you…

  3. Snaga Job says:

    Snaga Job…

    [...]very few websites that come about to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…

  4. File Transfer…

    you might have a great blog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my blog?…

  5. work from home…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  6. micro bead hair extensions…

    I have been reading out a few of your posts and i can state nice stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog….

  7. lose weight naturally and fast…

  8. Vinyl Wall Art…

    [...]just beneath, are several completely not connected web pages to ours, on the other hand, they are surely worth going over[...]…

  9. yoga alliance certification course india…

    [...]The data talked about in the report are some of the top readily available [...]…

  10. ian grabiner says:

    ian grabiner…

    [...]we came across a cool web page that you simply may possibly appreciate. Take a look in case you want[...]…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>