February 26, 2012

Veggie Fact of the Day

Bok Choy is also called Pak Choi or Chinese cabbage.  Although it looks like romaine lettuce, it is actually a kind of cabbage that is a distant relative of broccoli and cauliflower.  It is also sometimes referred to as "soup spoon" because of the shape of its leaves/stalks.

In Chinese, bok choy means white vegetable.    Bok choy is a popular addition to Asian cuisine and most of us have eaten it in Chinese take-out without even realizing we've eaten in.  Bok Choy is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K and B6 and several minerals (iron, calcium, and potassium to name a few).

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