All recipes are for 2 servings unless noted. Oil is canola oil and salt is kosher salt.

2011-09-14

Nira garlic chives













Allium tuberosum
A chive with a strong flavor and garlic overtone. Commonly used in Japanese, Chinese and Korean cooking. In addition to being a main ingredient in various dishes, it is also used as a tie for wrapped items.

Its distinctive aroma is from allyl sulfides, a substance found in the onion family, which improves blood circulation, conditions the stomach and digestive tract, and promotes digestion and absorption. It also helps with recovery from fatigue and increasing physical strength due to having Vitamin B1, which promotes metabolism of energy, as well as preventing oxidation of cells and activating enzymes that control carcinogenic substances. Just as with other strong color vegetables, nira also offers other good stuff including beta carotene, Vitamin C, polyphone, Vitamin E and fiber.

21 kcal/100 g; 92.6% water, 1.7% protein, 0.3% fat, 4.0% carbohydrate, 1.1% ash


Recipes with nira

Try nira in the following recipes

(Last updated: January 15, 2017)

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