Organic garlic chive seeds grow grass-like flat leaves and sweet-scented white flowers. This leaf vegetable is a member of the Alliaceae family that grows 20 inches (50 cm) in height. Chinese chives have a pleasantly mild onion and garlic flavor. Chinese chive grow fast and are a common plant in kitchen gardens. The biodegradable Seed Pods contain non-GMO, certified organic seeds inside a mineral growth medium.
Leaves, flowers, flowering buds and roots of chive are all edible. This food plant has varied uses as a vegetable and as an aromatic herb for garnish. Chopped leaves and flower buds are delicious in salads, soft cheese, and stir-fried dishes. Green or blanched leaves are used for garnishing and flavoring soups, seafood, meat, mayonnaise, omelets, and rice. Add chives at the end of cooking in order to preserve their flavor.
Garlic chives are an ancient crop, native to China’s province of Shanxi. This leafy vegetable has been cultivated in China for over 2,000 years, and is a traditionally important ingredient in Asian cooking. Its flavor is very pronounced. As a member of Allium genus, chives are related to garlic and onion. The plant is also known as Oriental garlic, and Asian chives.
This plant has a low energy value with moderate amounts of vitamins and minerals. The leaves contain small amounts of vitamin A, B1 and C. Garlic chive are also used in traditional Chinese medicine and are thought to be a remedy for fatigue. This leafy vegetable improves kidney function and bladder weakness. The leaves and the bulbs can be applied to insect bites, cuts and wounds.