When chives dream

The herb bucket containing the chives is on the floor of the greenhouse so when I came in from work I went in there and in the middle of a thundery downpour I carried them inside to set against the window to take a shot or two. I was absolutely soaked and they were a bit wet too. We both dried out before I started trying to do them justice. (I would have taken a photo with them covered in raindrops but I’m trying to give you a break from seemingly having ALL my photos covered in water drops.) 🙂

Sadly, I know no poem which covers chives, especially flowering chives. I know you will be disappointed but never mind, here’s a bit of a bulletin as to their health properties!

Chives are a nutrient-dense food. This means they are low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

One tablespoon containing 3 grams of chopped chives provides 1 calorie and less than 1 gram of fat, protein, or carbohydrate.

It provides 3 percent of the daily value of both vitamins A and C. One tablespoon contains 131 international units (IU) of vitamin A and 1.7 milligrams of vitamin C.

A tablespoon of chives contains 6.4 µg of vitamin K, 3 µg of folate, 3 milligrams of calcium, 1 milligram of magnesium, 2 milligrams of phosphorus and 9 milligrams of potassium. Chives also contain choline.

Posted by Barrie T on 2019-05-08 18:51:45

Tagged: , chives , flowering , purple , DoF , bokeh , macro , closeup , Depth of Field , green , stem , health properties , soaked to the skin in a thundery downpour , home , garden , herbs

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