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Bok Choy 101

Have a recipe needing bok choy and you are not sure what it is?

Are you lost at the store with no idea what it looks like, or what to do with it?

Bok Choy

The vegetable bok choy is often labeled bok choi. It is considered a staple of Asian cooking. It has both a crunchy stalk and some tender leaves. The whole plant is edible. Some people confuse it as celery because of the color. A fun fact is that it is called “Chinese cabbage.”

Bok choy is an excellent source of fiber and is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and beta-carotene. It is also a source of folate, calcium, and vitamin B6 too.  The Chinese have been eating this for over 5000 years. Studies link eating bok choy to being an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant food.

Serving Bok Choy

Serve Bok Choy Raw

Add raw bok choy to a salad combination. There are many ways to jazz up a salad and several recipes pair this with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and soy sauce.

Cook Boy Choy

You can cook the stalks and leaves, add them to soup, roast or steam them, and it is incredible to stir-fry. Many recipes show garlic with this veggie so get ready for some flavor explosion.

This low-calorie veggie could be the one you have been missing in your kitchen.

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