Thin, flat leaves with delicate garlic flavor. Attractive white flowers in midsummer. Flowers are edible and make a great addition to bouquets. The budded flower stalks are sold as Gow Choy in Chinese grocery stores. 90 days to harvest. Organically grown. Chives are very low in calories; 100 g of fresh leaves provide just 30 calories. Nonetheless, they contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, plant fiber, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits. Like in scallions, they contain more plant derived dietary fiber than fellow allium members like onions, shallots, leeks...etc. 100 g fresh leaves provide 2.5 g or 7% of daily-recommended levels of dietary fiber. Like other allium members, they too possess thio-sulfinites anti-oxidants. Thio-sufinites such as diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide and allyl propyl disulfide convert to allicin by enzymatic reaction when its leaves disrupted (crushing, cutting etc). Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities. Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke. Chives have exceptionally more vitamin A than any other allium family member vegetables.100 g of fresh leaves contain 4353 IU of vitamin-A or 145% of daily recommended levels. In addition, their green leaves have other flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, zeaxanthin, and lutein. Together, they help body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. David's Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality products since 2009.
Ready to harvest in 100 days
Seeds are Non-GMO and hand packed in the USA by David's Garden Seeds
Thin, flat leaves with delicate garlic flavor
Flowers are edible and make a great addition to bouquets
Germination rate about 80%