You’ve guessed it, delicate sweet flavored leeks are a great favourite of ours. Our Leeks sourced locally are generally very clean and need only a little attention.
Leeks have plenty of health benefits to entice you, such as providing good amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre, studies show that allicin in leeks reduces cholesterol formation, as well as being found to have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal activities. Also, allicin in leeks reduces blood vessel stiffness, thus, allicin helps decrease the overall risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. A good source of folic acid, adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent defects in newborn babies and are one of the good sources of vitamin-A essential vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and E. Further, its stalks hold small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.
That is some list of benefits, and all freshly delivered by our local farmers to the store!
A vegetable sourced locally from our farmers whenever possible. Leeks have a milder, sweeter flavour than onions, although they need to be cooked thoroughly to bring out the sweetness and avoid an overpowering flavour. The layers between leeks can trap grit or soil, so to prepare them for cooking they should be thoroughly washed before use. Cut off the root and any dry green ends, Insert the point of the knife in the stalk where the green meets the white and slice up lengthwise. Rinse thoroughly under cold running water to flush out any grit. Our Leeks are generally very clean and need only a little attention. A 100g portion of leeks typically contains 21 calories, 0.7g fat, 2.6g carbohydrates, 1.2g protein and 1.7g fibre.