Chives have a delicate, onion-like flavor and as they are freeze-dried, reconstitute when added to dishes such as scrambled eggs, omelets, mashed potato and sauces.
Herbie's Freeze-Dried Chives retain the flavor and color of fresh chives, with a much longer shelf life. The freeze-drying process has advanced to a level where fresh flavor, texture and color are superb.
Chives are often used fresh chopped as a garnish for soups, salads, omelets, seafood, and more, and the flowers are also edible. Dried chives are used in dips and salad dressings. Chives are often used in French and Mediterranean cuisine, and are easy to grow in a pot or garden. While chives may grow freely during warm summers, these fancy chives are wonderful to have at your fingertips all year round.
Chives have an onion-y taste, but they're much milder than regular red or yellow onions. They taste very similar to leeks.
Chives are delicate and tender and are best eaten raw or cooked very briefly. Chives have a milder onion taste, and since they taste good raw and cook quickly, chives are more often used as garnishes—like on a baked potato.
Chives are the smallest species of the onion family. They look attractive as they are bright green and make an excellent substitute for onion in dishes when only a mild onion taste is required.
Chives blend in with almost any dish, and the bright color will certainly add to the presentation. Add them to virtually any type of salad, soup, sauce, twice baked or au gratin potatoes, omelets, or fish.
Chives vs green onions: what’s the difference? They look similar, with a dark green color: and even have a similar oniony flavor. But there are marked differences between the two!
Chives is a flowering green plant that’s classified as an herb, with dark green stalks and light purple flowers. It’s part of the onion or allium family (scientific name Allium schoenoprasum).
Chives are a low calorie vegetable of the allium family and offer a good amount of antioxidant vitamins A and C. They are also a good source of Vitamin K, which is necessary for calcium absorption. Chives also contain calcium, important for a strong skeletal structure.
|Botanical Name||(Allium schoenoprasum)|
|Common Names||Onion Chives, Rush Leek.|
|Flavor||Sharp, onion or garlic flavor|
|Contains||Leaves of the chive plant, a member of the Allium family|
|Application||Condiment for fish, potatoes and soups|