• Chives Cut

The finest quality cut dried Chives

Chives are the smallest species of the onion family 'Alliaceae' native to Europe Asia and North America.

The chive is a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant growing to 30-50 cm tall. The bulbs are slender conical 2-3 cm long and 1 cm broad and grow in dense clusters from the roots. The leaves are hollow tubular up to 50 cm long and 2-3 mm in diameter with a soft texture although prior to the emergence of a flower from a leaf it may appear stiffer than usual. The flowers are pale purple.

It is a common household herb frequent in gardens.

It also has insect-repelling properties which can be used in gardens to control pests.

Culinary Use
Chives are grown for their leaves which are used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb and provide a somewhat milder flavour than those of its neighbouring Allium species. Chives have a wide variety of culinary uses such as in traditional dishes in France and Sweden and have been are used with pancakes soups fish and sandwiches.

Chives are one of the "fines herbes" of French cuisine which also include tarragon chervil and/or parsley. Add chives to dishes at the end of cooking. Dried chives can add an interesting element to homemade Spice Blends. Chives are also a component of fines Herbs.


Chives Cut

  • Product Code: H5
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  • $3.00

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