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Leeks |1 pack

$4.95

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pre packed leeks

3 in a bunch.

top and tail off.

Description

Leeks (Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) are vegetables belonging to the Allium family, which also includes onions and garlic. They have a mild, sweet onion-like flavor and a distinctive appearance with long, cylindrical white stalks and green, leafy tops. Leeks are composed of several layers of concentric leaves, and they are known for their versatility in cooking. The white and light green parts of the leek are typically used in culinary applications, while the dark green tops are often discarded or used to flavor stocks and broths. Nutrition Information (per 100g of Raw Leeks): The nutritional content of leeks can vary based on factors such as size and growing conditions. Here's a general overview:

  • Calories: About 61 kcal
  • Protein: Around 1.5 g
  • Fat: Approximately 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: Around 1.8 g
  • Sugars: About 3.9 g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Leeks are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, and various minerals such as folate and manganese.
Health Benefits:
  1. Vitamins: Leeks provide essential vitamins, including vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting, and vitamin C, which supports the immune system.
  2. Dietary Fiber: The dietary fiber content contributes to digestive health and helps maintain a feeling of fullness.
  3. Antioxidants: Leeks contain antioxidants, including polyphenols, which may help protect cells from damage.
Culinary Uses:
  • Sauteed or Braised: Leeks can be sautéed or braised to enhance their sweet flavor and tender texture.
  • Soups and Stews: Leeks are commonly used in soups, stews, and broths to add flavor and depth.
  • Quiches and Casseroles: Sliced leeks can be used in quiches, casseroles, and other savory dishes.
  • Grilled or Roasted: Leeks can be grilled or roasted as a side dish or added to vegetable medleys.
Selection and Storage:
  • Choose leeks that are firm, with crisp, unblemished leaves and a straight, white portion.
  • Store leeks in the refrigerator, preferably wrapped in a damp cloth or plastic bag, for up to two weeks.
  • Clean leeks thoroughly, as they may have soil trapped between their layers.
Leeks add a subtle and slightly sweet onion flavor to a variety of dishes. Their versatility makes them a popular choice in both cooked and raw applications. If you have specific dietary concerns or health conditions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian.

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