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Garlic chives

Garlic chives are a herb related to the onion, garlic and spring onion. The flat hollow sprigs are grown in bunches and are cultivated just for their leaves. The sprigs look a bit like grass, are green and have a refined flavour, somewhat comparable to a combination of garlic and spring onion. Garlic chives can be used as a replacement of garlic in a recipe.
The ideal teperature of Garlic chives

Storage advice

Garlic chives are kept refrigerated in storage and during transport. The ideal temperature during transport is between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. At home the garlic chives need to be kept in the fridge.
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Growing and harvesting

Growing garlic chives begins by sowing garlic chives seed. Garlic chives grow by giving them the right nutrients (water), heat and plenty of sunlight. It usually takes 3 to 6 weeks before a seed has grown into a plant, but it may take three months. The herbs are harvested with machetes once the product has the correct length. Subsequently, the herbs are placed in plastic crates and transported to the packaging area. Here, the herbs are cooled back down. After re-cooling the product quality is assessed and the chives are graded by length. The herbs are then bunched according to the customer's requirement, in bunches of 10 grams, for example. Finally, the bunches are packed in boxes, chilled and transported to Nature's Pride.
Garlic chives
Garlic chives

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