Dried Chives

Dried Chives
Dried Chives
Dried Chives Dried Chives
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Dried Chives (pronounced "CHYVZ"), Allium schoenoprasum, are also called dry chives, chives dried or air dried chives.

There is a very small amount of volatile oils in Dried Chives, hovering around .03% by weight.

Chives are a very lightweight herb and there are approximately 19 cups of chives per lb. so you should consider this when ordering.

What are Dried Chives

Chives provide an easy and colorful way to add a light onion touch to a large variety of dishes. Chives may be used as a substitute in any recipe that calls for chopped green onions and will produce a somewhat milder flavor.

Air-drying allows the fragile, hollow chive blades to retain their color, texture and freshness, so our Dried Chives are a shelf-stable way to enjoy their delicate flavor. We like chives because they seamlessly blend with practically any dish and their bright green color adds to the visual presentation.

History of Chives

Chives are indigenous to Southeastern Europe, an area that includes modern day Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. Over the centuries, Chives have become naturalized throughout most of Europe and can be found as far north as Britain and as far east as Japan. Chives have been cultivated since the Middle Ages (from the 5th through the 15th centuries) but there is written history of their usage dating back almost 5000 years. As with many spices, chives has several colorful legends. It is said that Romanian Gypsies used chives in fortune telling and it was believed that dried chive bunches that were hung outside of a house would ward off evil and disease.

Chives Cultivation

Chives grow best in areas with cool spring weather and where summers don’t get too hot. Chives are a hardy, drought-tolerant herb that grow in clusters from underground bulbs. Their green, blade-like leaves are hollow and grow straight upward to point. Chives can reach a height of 12-20 inches tall.

Chives grown commercially are typically destined for food products (i.e. chive-flavored chips or sour cream). Chives are commercially produced in China, India and Egypt.

Where are Our Chives From


What do Dried Chives Taste Like

Brings the essence of mellow onion to a dish, both in flavor and aroma.

Are Dried Chives as Good as Fresh

Most people prefer the flavor of fresh chives over dried (just as we do with almost all fresh herbs), but they can certainly do in a pinch. Keeping some dried chives in your spice cabinet makes this a handy item in any well stocked kitchen.

How do You Use Dried Chives

Dried Chives are an easy and colorful way to add a light onion touch to a large variety of dishes. Because they are so thin and delicate, they should only be added at the end of cooking. Even the smallest amount of moisture rehydrates Dried Chives and the flavor blends seamlessly with creamy dishes. Add to your avocados, sour cream, cheese, cottage cheese, stir fries, egg or potato dishes, vinegars, salads, cream cheese, herb butters, cream and tomato sauces and soups – especially vichyssoise but also any creamy, cold, or vegetable soup. Of course they're always great on potatoes.

Chives are work well in combination with basil, chervil, cilantro, fennel, paprika, parsley and tarragon.

Dried Chives Substitution

To substitute Dried Chives for fresh, 1 Tablespoon fresh equals 1 teaspoon dried. If your recipe calls for fresh chive blades, 10 chive blades equals approximately 1 teaspoon of Dried Chives.


Ingredients Dried Chives
Also Called Dry chives, chives dried or air dried chives
Recommended Uses Add to avocados, sour cream, cheese, cottage cheese, stir fries, egg or potato dishes, vinegars, salads, cream cheese, herb butters, cream sauces and soups
Flavor Profile Brings the essence of mellow onion to a dish, both in flavor and aroma
Oil Content .03%
Botanical Name Allium schoenoprasum
Cuisine Cajun, Creole and Mediterranean
How To Store Airtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life 6-12 Months
Country of Origin China
Dietary Preferences Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO


Hungry for More Information

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate0.1g0%

Dietary Fiber0.1g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
28 total ratings.

Richard H. (Verified buyer) 12/27/2021
Excellent. Use it in practically Excellent. Use it in practically everything.

Bryan R. (Verified buyer) 10/01/2021
Perfect! As always, great quality and great flavor!

Pamela M. (Verified buyer) 10/01/2021
The quality is perfect and The quality is perfect and fresh. The flavor is as close to fresh as you can get.

Henry B. (Verified buyer) 08/21/2021
Excellent quality, used it many Excellent quality, used it many times before.

Twylla B. (Verified buyer) 08/19/2021
This last batch i loved This last batch i loved because the pieces were already small. The last 2 orders they were on the bigger side, and I needed to make them smaller.

Tammy E. (Verified buyer) 02/20/2021
Awesome Chives These chives are spot on!!

Kim A. (Verified buyer) 01/18/2021
Dried Chives They are working great

Chef R. (Verified buyer) 12/14/2020
Great source for any spice. I find the quality of all of Spices Inc. to be very high and I can count on consistently. What I can say is that everything I order is always shipped fast, ordering is easy, and this is my go to source for spices. As a Chef, being able to count on consistent quality an good customer service is important.

Shirley M. (Verified buyer) 07/21/2020
Dried chives Perfect for dips, baked potatoes and whatever else you like your chives to be in.

Lisa P. (Verified buyer) 06/17/2020
Love these Due to digestive problems, I can't eat onions but chives are ok for me to eat. These have great flavor and are a great value.
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