- Early August to end of March
Did you know that besides sulphur compounds (since leek is part of the garlic and onion family), leek also contains flavonoid antioxidants that help prevent chronic disease?
Did you know it is essential to rinse leek thoroughly because it often harbours little deposits of earth that are hard to see from the outside?
Do you know the nutritional value of leeks?
Per 125ml (½ cup) of cooked vegetable:
Energy: 15kcal; Carbohydrates: 4g; Fibre: 1g
Manganese: 6% of RDI (source of manganese)
Folates: 6% of RDI (source of folates)