Bulb Vegetable including Onions, Scallions, Spring Onions, Chives, Leeks…
Onion info and recipes:
Onions are one of the healthiest foods we eat! Check here for nutrition info, health benefits and history.
Scallions, Green Onions/Spring Onions:
What’s the difference between the two? Find out here.
Coming from the same family as onions and scallions, chives are known for their delicate oniony flavor and are delicious when added to scrambed eggs, baked potatoes, pureed soups, and tossed salads.
Chives have also been determined to contain essential therapeutic components, such as potassium, sulfur, calcium and iron, as well as vitamins A, B, and C. Sprinkled on dishes just before they are served helps restore nutrients that are lost in cooking. And because of the numerous minerals and vitamins present in this herb, chives commonly used to stimulate the appetite, lower blood cholesterol levels, and help prevent colds.
After chives bloom, the delicate purple flowers can also be used as a garnish or in salads. Try the Kale, Apple and Chive Flower Salad recipe. Fresh flowers can also be prepared into chive-flower oil: add a quart of vegetable oil to about 2 ounces of chive blossoms and let it stand for a week. The oniony chive-flower oil can be added to salads and as seasoning for various dishes.