Dried chives, also known as chive flakes, are a dried form of the common herb chives. They are used as a seasoning in cooking and baking to add a subtle onion flavor to dishes. They can be used to flavor many dishes like soups, sauces, dips, salads, and dressings, or to garnish or season pasta, poultry, fish, and seafood. Dried chives are also a common ingredient in some seasonings blends.
Dried chives have a much stronger flavor than fresh chives, so a little goes a long way. They can be added to a dish at any stage of cooking, but for the best flavor, it's recommended to add them at the end of cooking or as a garnish. They can also be added to butter, sour cream, or cream cheese to make a flavorful spread.
In traditional medicine, dried chives are also used to help with digestion, promote healthy skin, and provide relief from colds and flu. Chives contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K and antioxidants that are beneficial to overall health.