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