- 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
|Per 100g (raw)|
Leeks are members of the onion (Allium) family with a milder flavour. There are many varieties but little difference in flavour. They can be steamed, boiled, fried, sweated, stir-fried, braised and baked. They are a a source of Vitamin A and a source of Vitamin C and folic acid.
Raw leeks are also a source of Thiamin and Vitamin B6, which can be lost through prolonged cooking.
Leeks can be used as an ingredient in many dishes from cottage or shepards pie to a pasta bake. When using leeks in a recipe, ensure the leeks are soft and cooked be
Looking for some recipe inspiration? Try this delicious and quick Pasta with Bacon and Leeks