Baby Bok Choy - Gross: 180g | Net: 100g
Bok choy, pak choi or Chinese white cabbage, belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables. First cultivated in China thousands of years ago, it is now available all over the world.
In addition to its low-calorie and high nutrient content, its mildly sweet flavor and crisp texture make it an agreeable addition to almost any dish.
Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable that can provide valuable nutrients. Bok choy contains folate that plays a role in the production and repair of DNA, so it might prevent cancer cells from forming due to mutations in the DNA.
Bok choy also contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. These nutrients have powerful antioxidant properties that help protect cells against damage by free radicals. Unlike most other fruits and vegetables, bok choy contains the mineral selenium. The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin K in bok choy all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength. Bok choy's folate, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all help to maintain a healthy heart.
How to Use
We can consume all parts of bok choy and prepare it in a variety of ways.
shred raw bok choy and toss with other fresh vegetables to make a salad
add chopped bok choy to hot and sour soup
stir-fry bok choy with a variety of vegetables, some soy sauce, and sesame oil
sauté fresh garlic and ginger in olive oil until soft, then add bok choy and continue to sauté until desired tenderness
mix minced bok choy, mushrooms, chives, and soy sauce to make a homemade dumpling filling
How to Store
The leaves will keep up to ten days kept in their biodegradable plastic bag or when wrapped in paper towels and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Bok choy and other cruciferous vegetables have certain anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that some people who eat more cruciferous vegetables have a lower risk of developing lung, prostate, and colon cancer.