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Gau Wong is known by a number of names including Golden Chives, Japanese Garlic Chive, Nira, Albino Chives or Chinese Garlic Chives. The combination of flavors from both garlic and chives is what makes it special.

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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Gau Wong is simply the Japanese garlic chive "Nira", or Chinese garlic chive according to some. What make this item different is its growing conditions which are completely devoid of light. Call it an Albino chive if you'd like but it's beautiful golden h

When you want to add color and a hint of garlic this is a juicing necessity.

Selection

Choose Gau Wong chives that are a bright yellow to gold - never going green as these have been exposed to light for a number of days and are surely on their way out.

Avoid

Avoid Gau Wong where the grassy ends are turning translucent, or where the color is not a vibrant gold to yellow color.

Storage

Do not freeze as this item is to delicate, and make sure to use within a day or two as it's shelf life - regardless of care - is limited.

Ripening

Herbs will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Gau Wong is low-fat, cholesterol-free and a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Do not freeze as this item is to delicate, and make sure to use within a day or two as it's shelf life - regardless of care - is limited.

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