February 19, 2012

Veggie Fact of the Day

The Mighty Leek
Leeks are the national emblem of Wales. The Welsh pin a leek on their hats on March 1st (St. David's Day). Preserved leeks have been found in Egyptian tombs. 

Most interesting fact about leeks - the Japanese believe that they're effective in curing colds - leeks are heated over an open flame, wrapped in gauze and actually placed around the neck to help treat colds. Now that's not something I'll be trying anytime soon.

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