Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) (also: pipe grass) is a plant from the garlic family (Alliaceae). The plant is related to bulbous plants such as onion, leek and garlic.

Chives may look like an onion, but the taste of chives is more refined and aromatic. In addition, there is a lot of vitamin C in chives. Getting chive fresh is the best choice. He belongs to the lily-like, just like onion and garlic. The bulbous perennial has a hollow, tubular leaf, with purple, spherical flowers.

Countries of origin

Germany, Italy


Italy, Spain, Ethiopia

Nutritional value
Per 100g

Fat 0,7 g
Saturated 0,1 g
Polyunsaturated 0,3 g
Monounsaturated 0,1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Potassium 296 mg
Carbohydrates 4,4 g
Dietary fibers 2,5 g
Sugars 1,9 g
Protein 3,3g

*Nutritional value may actually differ.

Vitamins & minerals
Per 100g

Vitamin A 4.353 IU
Calcium 92 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B12 0 µg
Vitamin C 58,1 mg
Iron 1,6 mg
Vitamin B6 0,1 mg
Magnesium 42 mg