(For wonderful images of pollinators dancing on garlic chive flowers, click HERE.)
Garlic chives are also known as Chinese chives, and indeed, they are often used in China andother Asian countries for cooking. They impart an intense garlic-leek flavor to dishes and are delicious when added to ingredients for stuffing dumplings.
Garlic chives contain allicin, (an active compound that's also found in garlic) and other nutrients, they confer many health benefits including:
So, garlic chives are tasty, healthy, beautiful, and supportive of our fragile eco-system by providing nourishment for pollinators that--in turn--benefit plants and us!
Plant garlic chives in your garden, enjoy them in your cooking, AND use them for delicious lacto-fermented vegetables. Try this recipe for Garlic Chive Flowers with Carrot & Cucumber.
Chief Fermentation Officer
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