Veggies From A-Z

Leeks

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 47 g (1/2 leek)

  • Very high in Vitamin K (28% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of folacin (14% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (9% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of iron (7% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of magnesium (5% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.1 g per serving)
Look For

Firm, crisp stalks with as much white and light green regions as possible. Avoid leeks with yellow areas or withered tops.

To Store

Refrigerate unwashed leeks in plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Rinse before using.

To Prepare

Leeks can be eaten raw or cooked. Leeks are most commonly used in soup – If you have a favourite potato soup recipe, try adding some sliced leeks next time you prepare it. The green tops are usually not eaten.

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