Aren’t you interested in reading about this amazing herb? Yes? Today at OiB I will enlighten you about Chives. ( YESS :D)
Nature has provided us with various beneficial organic gifts. Chives are one of them. Chives is the world’s most commonly used herb. Its origins were traced from the land of Asia. It can also be found in some parts of Europe. It is a low profile herb, which means that not a lot of people know about it. It is available any time of the year in markets. You can also grow chives at your place.
Chives are considered are one of the most selling herbs people just can’t get enough of. It is regarded highly because of its refreshing taste and flavor that its gives to food. It also possesses excellent therapeutic quality. Growing chives in your backyard are immensely necessary.
It belongs to the same family as onion and garlic, but it is the smallest in the troop. Its aroma and flavor cannot be described in words. It gives strong flavor and distinctly good taste to every food that it is incorporated too.
Chives are also used for garnishing. Besides of its being beneficial in the kitchen, it is also best known for its therapeutic values which help in fighting common illnesses and infections.
Chives are rich in oil and essences that are naturally given off in the air because of its sulfur content. This is the reason behind the unique-mouth-watering smell of herb used in many food items. The best part about growing chives in your garden is that it van directly be used after plucking. It is unbelievably versatile and can be used in many kinds of foods. It is great for pasta and vegetable mixes. It also enhances the flavor of meat and poultry related dishes.
Having the similar therapeutic effect as garlic, chives are also beneficial in easing heart and blood circulation. It also works well in normalizing fluctuating and unstable blood pressure. Furthermore, chives can also improve your eyesight because it contains a high percentage of vitamin A content. It is also rich in calcium, which helps in strengthening your bones. It is also good for a more resistant immune system.
Grow at home!
Because of various benefits of chives, people are showing interest in growing chives at home. It is a good thing as growing chives is relatively easy and can be done even if you have basic gardening skills. In a backyard garden, chives can be grown along with the other herbs in one bed. You have to make sure that plant is well watered but not drowned and that it is getting enough sunlight.
You can also grow it inside your house even you are living in a classy modern looking apartment or home. You can have herb ready whenever you want one. As the herb is almost water resistant, its maintenance is easy. Once it is sprouted, it can go about itself. Because of this, even if you are busy with your work, you can have a herb ready for your dinner or for your first aid to certain illness.
I have one at my place and I tell you, it is very beneficial to have one of your own.
DIY MIXED HERB VEGAN PESTO
1 Cup Mixed Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Sage, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Arugula, Mint, Chives) Choose 1 to 3 that complement each other
¾ Cups Nuts of Choice (Pine Nuts, Cashews, Walnuts, or Blanched Almonds)
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 Clove Garlic
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Pepper
Add everything to a food processor. I used the smaller bowl and blade insert. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
Aren’t you excited to try it out? 😉