Chives have a wonderful appealing taste and actually, some wonderful health benefits too. Chives are packed with vitamin K which is a critical component in bone density, which is especially important as we age. Several studies have also suggested that alliums, which include chives, can help deter cancerous cells from growing or spreading throughout the body. Many other studies are suggest the same thing, that chives and other alliums could help prevent cancer if consumed regularly.

A rich source of: vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, choline.

Chives, fresh

Energy (kcal) 27
Energy (kJ) 112
Water (g) 90.7
Starch (g) 0
Total sugars (g) 1.9
Glucose (g) 0.9
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 1
Sucrose (g) 0
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 3.3
Protein (g)/100kcal 12.2
Protein % of calories 48.9
Carbohydrate (g) 1.9
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 7
Carb % of calories 28.2
Fat (g) 0.7
Fat (g)/100kcal 2.6
Fat % of calories 23.3
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 0.2
Mono FA /100g food (g) 0.1
Poly FA /100g food (g) 0.3
Trans FAs /100g food (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 25
Potassium (mg) 34
Calcium (mg) 26
Magnesium (mg) 53
Phosphorus (mg) 20
Iron (mg) 0.3
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 0.1
Chloride (mg) 21
Manganese (mg) 0.1
Selenium (µg) N
Iodine (µg) N
Vitamin D (µg) 0
Vitamin E (mg) N
Thiamin (mg) 0
Riboflavin (mg) 0.1
Niacin (mg) 0.3
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 0.1
Niacin equivalent (mg) 0.4
Vitamin B6 (mg) N
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0
Folate (µg) 15
Pantothenate (mg) N
Biotin (µg) N
Vitamin C (mg) 0
Alcohol (g) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 1.9
AOAC fibre (g) 2.5
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Retinol (µg) 0
Carotene (µg) 96
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 16