Dried chives are a type of herb that has been dehydrated, resulting in a concentrated form of the plant's flavor and aroma. Chives themselves are part of the allium family, along with onions, garlic, and leeks, and they are known for their mild and delicate onion-like taste.
When chives are dried, they undergo a drying process that removes the moisture from the fresh leaves. This preservation method allows the chives to be stored for a longer period while retaining their flavor and nutritional properties. Dried chives typically have a dark green color and a thin and flaky texture, making them easy to sprinkle and incorporate into various dishes.