IQF Chives Information and Supply

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Uren can provide individually quickly frozen (IQF) chives as part of our IQF vegetable range, packaged and delivered to your choice of location whether it be directly or into a cold store for service deliveries. Uren is a leading supplier of IQF foods in the UK which means we can source IQF chives in quantities to suit manufacturing and foodservice needs. We can supply:

· IQF chive rings

Chives are part of the allium family and are close relatives of leeks, shallots, onions, and spring onions.

IQF chives have the same delicious taste, texture, bright green colour, and aroma as fresh chives but with the convenience and longer shelf life of a frozen product.


Uren’s IQF chives are sourced from our expert BRC accredited suppliers in the Netherlands and Belgium and are of the highest quality.

Chives are sown from late March to early September and can take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to grow fully. They are harvested by cutting the leaves or scapes from the base of the plant so that the plant can regrow, allowing for continuous harvest during the growing season. Once the chive is harvested, it is brought back to the factory to be washed, quality checked, and cut to size. The chive rings are then individually frozen at incredibly low temperatures to prevent the formation of ice crystals, lock in freshness, and ensure a free-flowing product.

Shelf Life

24 months from production


10kg carton

Minimum order quantity

1 Pallet

IQF chive application

Uren’s IQF chives can be used in a wide variety of manufacturing and foodservice industries to create a range of different products. These include but are not limited to:

· Salads – Uren’s IQF chives can be used in salads as a garnish or to add flavour.

· Soups and broths –IQF chives can be used in fresh and frozen soups and broths as a garnish or an ingredient to add colour, texture, and flavour.

· Sauces, pastes, purees, and dips.

· Marinades and rubs – Uren’s IQF chives can also be used in marinades and sauce rubs for preparing chicken, potatoes, fish, pork, and other meats.

· Ready meals – IQF chives can be used in the production of both fresh and frozen ready meals including pasta, stir fry, stew, hotpot, and ramen.

· Potato dishes- chives are often used to flavour potato dishes which food manufacturers can make and sell pre-packaged, including mashed potato, roast potatoes, jacket potato, potato skins, and potato salad.

· Baked goods – chives can be used to create savoury scones, muffins, and bread.

· Pie, quiche, and pastries.

· Sandwich fillings in pre-packaged sandwiches.

Uren can supply IQF chives in volumes tailored to your business needs at a competitive market price. As leading suppliers of IQF fruit and vegetables throughout the UK, we have years of experience sourcing and delivering high-quality products to a variety of industries. Contact us today to discuss your business requirements, and our friendly team of experts will be more than happy to help. To find out more about our IQF Vegetables click here.