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Kucai = Chinese Cives / Chinese Leek / Garlic Cives

Kucai    = Chinese Cives / Chinese Leek / Garlic Cives

Chinese Cives / Chinese Leek / Garlic Cives/ Chives are tuber crops, height between 30 cm and 50 cm.Tubers slender conical with 2-3 cm long and 1 cm wide and grows in dense clumps. Leaf-shaped hollow tube, up to 50 cm long, and 2-3 mm in diameter, with a smooth texture. Although before the flowers appear on the leaves will look harder. Flowers are pale purple, star-shaped flower with six petals, 1-2 cm wide, and produced as much as 10-30.

Chives for most people is used as a food flavoring ingredient. Some are a fan as processed vegetables. But not many know the type of herb that has the Latin name of the family Alliaceae Allium schoenoprasum it is beneficial for the treatment.

Aroma chives closer to garlic than leeks. That's why in English is called garlic chives. Because it is widely used in food culture influenced China, chives also known as Chinese chives.

Garlic chives contain a variety of compounds that act as antioxidants, antibiotics, anticancer and antibacterial. "Garlic chives also contains several minerals that are good for the body, such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus that are beneficial to bone health. Kucai also contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and carotenoids,".

Ferulic acid contained in the chives which is a component of antioxidant, can neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage. Ferulic acid is very well taken people who suffer from diabetes. Therefore, it can reduce blood sugar levels in fat. Additionally, chives contain <I> thiosulfinates <P> which can be used to fight prostate cancer cells.

because it contains antioxidants, protein and high fiber, beneficial Garlic chives help keep skin beauty from within. In addition, vitamin C contained in the chives can brighten the skin. There is also a alisin substances that can improve blood flow to the heart, so that the blood flow into a well and affect skin care

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