Organic Leeks - 500g
Leeks belong to the same family as onions, shallots, scallions, chives, and garlic.
They look like a giant green onion but have a much milder, somewhat sweet flavor and a creamier texture when cooked.
All varieties of leeks are nutritious and thought to offer a host of health benefits.
Why are they good for you?
Leeks are nutrient-dense, meaning that they’re low in calories yet high in vitamins and minerals.
One 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked leeks has only 31 calories.
At the same time, they’re particularly high in provitamin A carotenoids, including beta carotene. Your body converts these carotenoids into vitamin A, which is important for vision, immune function, reproduction, and cell communication.
They’re also a good source of vitamin K1, which is necessary for blood clotting and heart health.
- Good source of Vitamin C (They offer around twice as much vitamin C as the same quantity of oranges!)
- Good source of manganese ( Promotes thyroid health, may help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms)
- They provide small amounts of copper, vitamin B6, iron, and folate
(source: https://www.nutritionvalue.org )
Monash University has tested leeks, and they are low FODMAP depending on the part of the leek used. The leek leaves, or dark green top parts of the leek, are low FODMAP in up to a ⅔ cup serving. The bulb, or lower white part, is high in FODMAPs and avoided during the low FODMAP diet. (source : https://funwithoutfodmaps.com )
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