Nutritional benefits of garlic chives microgreens
Garlic Chives are even richer in nutrients, vitamins and minerals than their larger cousins.
- dietary fibre;
- high in vitamins B1 and B2, also vitamins A and K;
Health benefits of garlic chives microgreens
High in dietary fibre: aids digestion, helps to lower cholesterol, and is good for the heart. It can also reduce the risk of blocked arteries and stroke. Low fat content can help to reduce weight. Laxative and diuretic properties help to regulate kidney and intestinal functions. High water content helps keep the body hydrated.
Purifying properties help flush out toxins that build up in the body. Powerful antioxidant thanks to the presence of minerals and flavonoids.
Can be used to help lower cholesterol. Contains mustard oil, which is rich in Sulphur. The Chinese used to soothe wounds because of its antiseptic properties.
Taste and use
Garlic Chives are often used as decorative elements in cooking, but it also makes a versatile side dish.
They can be boiled and steamed and used in stews and other dishes, or can be added to soups or risottos. They can also be used as a flavouring for meat, fish and eggs.
If you’re not keen on garlic and onion, try substituting them with the microgreens of the Garlic Chives. The flavour is more delicate and less intense, but your dishes will still have an extra aroma. The seedlings can also be cut and placed directly onto your food as a garnish.