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Leeks: Natural Food

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Leeks taste like mild onions, but unlike that bulb vegetable, the stalks of leeks are consumed.
Leeks taste like mild onions, but unlike that bulb vegetable, the stalks of leeks are consumed.
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Nutritional Information:

Good source of vitamin C.

What to Look For:

A firm white root end. Crisp, straight, bright green stems.

Easy Storage and Preparation:

Keep in the refrigerator for five days or more. Both the white bulb end and the green stems are edible. Remove the roots. Wash and remove any loose skin.

Best Uses:

Leeks must be fully cooked.

 

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.


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