These perennial herbs were first found in the Siberean highlands. With a sweet, mild onion flavor, chives are different from green onions or scallions and grow in full sun and drained soil. They're high in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin A and are especially used in French and Mediterranean cuisines - you may have even see them atop your favorite soup as a garnish!

Selection Process

Look for fresh chives tied in bunches in your grocer's leafy greens section. Bunches should be firm and uniformly dark green. Larger chives tend to have a sharper, onion flavor; look for younger bunches for milder flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp chopped (3.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 0.9

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.1mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.1g 0.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0.3%

Sugars 0.1g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 0.3% Iron 0.3%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 8.0% Thiamin 0.2%
Riboflavin 0.2% Niacin 0.1%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.8%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.1%
Phosphorus 0.2% Magnesium 0.3%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.2% Manganese 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.