Chieves Germany- Allium schoenoprasum
Wild chives have their origins in ancient times. At that time, people used it not only as a spice but also as a medicine. This spice has a high content of vitamin C. It also contains carotene, essential oils, vitamin B 2, and minerals.
The culinary herb originates in the northern hemisphere and can be found in sandy and moist places, mountains, and river valleys.
What does the chive plant look like?
The chives plant belongs to the family of lilies and amaryllis plants (Amaryllidaceae) with the subfamily of allium plants (Allioideae) of the genus Allium.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant with a height of 15 to 20 cm. Their tubular leaves are hollow, and the umbellate spheres consist of many small, dark pink to white flowers.
How do chives taste?
Chives have a leek-like scent. Its taste is sharp, spicy, and onion-like.
Culinary uses of chive
Chives are a widely used and popular spice in many European cuisines. It is used in many ways in the kitchen, such as preparing salads, Frankfurt and Kassel green sauces, soups, egg dishes, mayonnaise, and marinades. However, the spice is particularly suitable for the preparation of chive bread.
Chives are part of the fines herbes known from French cuisine.
Which herbs and spices can I combine with chives?
Chives make a great partner for other mild herbs. It goes well with basil, tarragon, fennel, chervil, coriander, paprika, onion spices, and garlic powder.
Would you please not cook chives as it destroys the aroma? In addition, the heat reduces the high vitamin C content of the spice.
Chives stimulate appetite and support digestion.
Storage of herbs and spices
Please keep your herbs and spices in airtight containers, which you can store in a dark, dry, and cool place.
Buy chives in the spice shop at Orlandosidee.