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Health Benefits of Chives

Chives is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae that produces edible leaves and flowers. Its close relatives include onions, garlic, spring onions, shallots, scallions and leeks. Chives are normally finely chopped and used as a garnish in various recipes such as baked potatoes, egg dishes, rice and noodles dishes, soups, sauces pesto, burgers, bread and salads. Chives must never be cooked, otherwise you will end up with a soggy mess. When you grow your own chives or buy from farm shops, you are more likely to benefit from the purple or lavender flowers as well, which sadly is often not available from chives sold in other shops or supermarkets. These purple or lavender flowers have a delicate onion-garlic taste and can be...