PAK CHOI

These leafy greens are a popular Chinese vegetable that are similar to spring greens. Pak choi has pretty, dark-green, paddle-shaped leaves with a thick creamy stalk and a mild flavour.

Pak Choi has been cultivated in China since the 5th century AD. If the plant is allowed to mature it will flower and the flowers are also edible.

PAK CHOI are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Pak Choi is especially good added to stir-fries, but can also be steamed as a vegetable accompaniment.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (cooked): energy 19 kcal, 80 kJ; protein 2.3g; carbohydrate 0.8g; fat 0.8g.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly and trim the stalk. If stir-frying, trim the leaves into evenly-sized pieces.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Choosing

Choose fresh-looking pak choi with bright green, tender leaves. Avoid any that are yellowing or wilting.

Fun Fact

Pak Choi is a distant relative of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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