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Allium schoenoprasum
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Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Faimily: Amaryllidaceae
Subfaimily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. schoenoprasum
Binomial name
Allium schoenoprasum
Chives, raw
Allium schoenoprasum in NH 01.jpg
A clump o flouerin chives
Nutreetional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy126 kJ (30 kcal)
4.35 g
Succars1.85 g
Dietary fibre2.5 g
0.73 g
3.27 g
Vitamin A equiv.
218 μg
2612 μg
323 μg
Thiamine (B1)
0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.115 mg
Niacin (B3)
0.647 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.324 mg
Vitamin B6
0.138 mg
Folate (B9)
105 μg
Vitamin C
58.1 mg
Vitamin E
0.21 mg
Vitamin K
212.7 μg
92 mg
1.6 mg
42 mg
0.373 mg
58 mg
296 mg
0.56 mg

Percentages are approximated uisin US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Chives is the common name o Allium schoenoprasum, the smawest species o the edible ingans.[1] A perennial plant, it is native tae Europe, Asie an North Americae.[2] A. schoenoprasum is the anly species o Allium native tae baith the New an the Auld Warlds.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. LaFray, Joyce (1987). Tropic Cooking: The New Cuisine from Florida and the Islands of the Caribbean. Oakland: Ten Speed Press. pp. 292. ISBN 0-89815-234-8.
  2. Allium schoenoprasum factsheet, from Kemper center for home gardening, retrieved on June 13, 2006