Chives (Allium Schoenoprasum)
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are the onion family's smallest species. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek words skhoinos (sedge) and prason (onion). Leeks, shallots, garlic, and chives are all related and provide similar nutrients and health benefits.
This versatile vegetable has several potential benefits and purposes. It is naturally high in vitamin K, C, and A, as well as antioxidants, and may help decrease inflammation, increase bone strength, fight cancer cells, and protect against chronic illnesses.
Suitable as a garnish for baked potatoes, egg dishes, vegetables, salads, fish, and soups.
◉ Leaves should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.