Being the smallest spice in the onion family, chives are cultivated in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Once its leaves are shredded chives are used primarily as a condiment for fish, potatoes, and soups. Commonly used for Swedish dishes, chives can be found also in pancakes, and sandwiches.
This popular spice has similar medical benefits to the body as garlic. Chives contain compounds known as allyl sulfides and alkyl sulfoxides that benefit the circulatory system and lower blood pressure. They also are rich in Vitamins A and C, and contain both sulfur and iron.
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