Chives are a member of the Allium family with garlic, shallots, and leeks, which are native to China and the Siberian Highlands of Eastern Europe.

Chives are a fragrant, evergreen herb that adds a hint of pleasantly subtle, onion-garlic flavour.


Health Benefits


  • Two tablespoons of chives provides 16 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, which helps to form and strengthen bones and limits neuronal damage in the brain. (1)


  • 100 grams of chives provides 145 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin A which is more than any other allium and important for improving vision and skin. (2)


  • Contain carotenes which are flavonoid antioxidants, including zeaxanthin and lutein, that prevent the onset of cataracts, lung and mouth cancers as well. (3)


  • High in fibre which aids the digestion process and contributes to weight loss. (4)


  • An excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium copper, and manganese which work together to prevent bone demineralisation and regulate blood flow. (5)


  • Provide healthy amounts of Vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B6 (pyridoxine) which all combine to support metabolic functions and soothe digestion in the body. (6)


  • Contains phosphorus and zinc which together have a diuretic effect that can lower high blood pressure and promote immune response. (7)


  • Chives, when consumed, have anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties which all support the immune system and help to clean the body of harmful diseases and toxins. (8) (9)


Chives Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
% Daily 
Calories 30
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 1%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 10%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A87% Vitamin C 97%
Calcium9% Iron 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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