Flowering chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Flowering chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

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Caption: Flowering chives (Allium schoenoprasum). Chives leaves are used in cookery to add a mild onion flavour to dishes. As well as being used for their flavour, chives contain vitamins E, C and some of the B-complex vitamins. Chive oil has also been used as an insect repellent and is said to have anti-fungal properties.

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