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

Forget the Fruit Cake! Bake One of These Gluten-Free Quickbreads for the Holidays

Wrap each of these festive quick breads with ribbon for an easy, edible gift that stays true to its name....

Comments (1,788)

  1. work from home…

    […]Here is a superb Weblog You may Uncover Fascinating that we Encourage You[…]…

  2. DJs in Essex says:

    DJs in Essex…

    Wonderful blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many opt…

  3. blue hawaiian helicopters…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did a single understand about Mid East has got far more problerms as well […]…

  4. SEO Package says:

    SEO Package…

    One thing I would really like to comment on is that weightloss system fast may be accomplished by the correct diet and exercise. People’s size not merely affects appearance, but also the general quality of life. Self-esteem, despression symptoms, heal…

  5. Periodista Amargado…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nonetheless genuinely worth taking a appear, whoa did 1 master about Mid East has got more problerms as well […]…

  6. Click here says:

    Click here…

    […]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to mainly because we feel they’re really worth visiting[…]…

  7. thiet ke logo…

    […]here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to mainly because we consider they may be really worth visiting[…]…

  8. Pizza is a Favorite Food of Many…

    […] and making the kitchen fun is his goal. To learn more about the history of pizza in America and what makes good pizza visit his website. Category: Internet Marketing Tag: cookig tips cooking pasta, kitched advice […]…

  9. uppingham school…

    […]Here are a number of the sites we suggest for our visitors[…]…

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>