11/13/2019 4:52:32 AM

Leeks


What are the health benefits of Leeks?

The nutrients in leeks will help reduce tiredness and fatigue, and look after your blood, bones and immune system. 

Leeks have a milder, sweeter flavour than onions and a lovely smooth texture when cooked.

We are lucky in the UK as home grown leeks are available all year round here, except for June. So make sure you check your labels for British Leeks. 

Did you know that leeks have been cultivated since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, Hippocrates the ancient Greek physician and ‘father of medicine’ prescribed the leek as a cure for nosebleeds and the Romans considered the leek a superior vegetable!

Cooking tips

Leeks are incredibly versatile and can be sautéed, stir-fried, roasted/baked, braised and of course be eaten raw! 
 
Always chop your leeks ten minutes before cooking to maximise their micronutrient retention.

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Portion size:
90 g

The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above

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