Leek

Leek
Leek

 

Purchase.

It’s an onion. It is similar to the greenish onion, but thicker and more fibrous, which is why it is always cooked.

Freshness.

It is observed in its firm non-soft texture, thick white stem with intense green leaves. Characteristic fresh smell. When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:

  • Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
  • Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
  • When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.

 Uses.

It is used as an ingredient for soups, creams, sauces and stews. It is usually consumed cooked by being fibrous and hard.

Leek Storage.

Refrigerate in plastic bag with kitchen absorbent paper (dry) inside or without bag in “the crisper drawer”.

Leek Conservation.

Cool.

Duration.

10 – 15 days or more approx.

Tips.

This has started a leek, the remaining part, place it unpacked in the “vegetable drawer” in a container without a lid. No problem, because it will not smell “the drawer” or pollute the rest of vegetables, because its aroma is not strong.

Nutrients and properties.

It contains a lot of water and low calories. -also flavonoids that help in the reduction of cardiac conditions, also are anticancer and anti-inflammatory. -Flavonoids are antioxidants. Why onion intake is recommended for people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Vitamins. Contains folic acid. Vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin B6 (metabolic functions),-leek, also contains thiamine, vitamin associated with the proper functioning of the vision and liver and the health of the skin. -Minerals: Phosphorus, magnesium (carbohydrate metabolism), potassium, which helps the good functioning of the heart. Note: Periodically check the status of the product to be able to consume it in time.