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Leeks are very versatile and useful in the kitchen, with their own distinct, subtle flavour. They were grown widely in ancient Egypt and also eaten and enjoyed throughout the Greek and Roman period. There is evidence they were enjoyed in England during the Dark Ages but became considered an “unfashionable” vegetable in the Middle Ages.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein
  • High in vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • A source of folate
  • A source of vitamin C
Nutritional Information
    Per 100g (raw)  
Calories   22kcal  
Protein   1.6g  
Carbohydrate   2.9g  
Fat   0.5g  
Fibre   2.2g (NSP)  

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