#thursdaythrive Leeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

#thursdaythrive
All about Leeks!
- Leeks are very high in vitamin K and are high in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C, and they have many other vitamins and minerals.
- The flavor of leeks is commonly compared to onions, albeit lighter in flavor with a sweet tendency, and the vegetable has a crisp texture when raw, which sometimes softens, depending on the method of cooking.
- Leeks were popular in Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek cuisines, even favored by Roman Emperor Nero, who believed they had positive enhancements on one’s singing voice.
- The white stem of a leek is the most commonly utilized part of the plant, and it can be sliced and eaten raw, or cooked by boiling, frying or steaming, and it is often used in soups, salads or eaten as a side vegetable.