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Chives are an excellent salt substitute and a perfect aid for those on a low fat, salt restricted diet. It contains vitamins A, B6, C and K. Several minerals are found inc chives including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and zinc. It is also a good source of folic acid and dietary fiber.

Chives belong to the allium group or onion family. They give a nice, zesty flavor to food. The plant is the smallest member of the family. It has long, narrow leaves attached to a slender bulb.

You can use chives to flavor soups, stews, sauces and salads. It can also be used as a garnish.

Substitutions can be made with other members of the allium family such as onions and leeks.

To store, wrap in plastic; keep in crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Do not wash until ready to use.
To freeze-dry chives, place chopped chives on a cookie sheet and place them uncovered in the freezer. When the moisture has evaporated and they are dry and brittle, transfer to a glass spice jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

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