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Aussie Fruit Box



Leeks are a member of the onion family and have a mild, sweet onion-like flavor. They are commonly used in soups, stews, and other savory dishes, and are a staple in many cuisines around the world.

Leeks are typically long and cylindrical, with a white stem and green leaves. The white part of the leek is the most commonly used in cooking, while the green leaves are often discarded or used as a garnish.

From a nutritional standpoint, leeks are low in calories but high in dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate. They also contain antioxidants and compounds that may have anti-inflammatory properties.

When selecting leeks, look for those with a firm, unblemished stem and bright green leaves. Avoid leeks that are wilted or have soft or brown spots. Leeks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, but it's best to use them as soon as possible to ensure their flavor and texture are at their best. To prepare leeks, trim off the root and the tough green leaves, and then slice the white stem into rings or chop it finely for use in recipes.
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