Garlic chives are the long-stemmed leaves produced from Allium tuberosum onions. Garlic chives are popular in Chinese cuisine and are also commonly referred to as Chinese chives.

Health considerations

Garlic chive extracts have antimicrobial effects on a variety of strains of bacteria including Staph. aureus and E. coli.

May be found in

Dumplings, broth, Chinese cuisine


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Alternative Spellings and Names

Chinese chives, Oriental garlic, Chinese leek, kow choi

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