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Leek Microgreens

Our newest addition to our list of microgreens is leeks. If you haven’t tried these, the taste is a combination of onion, garlic, shallot, scallion, chive, and Chinese onion. The spectrum of flavor is more on the sweeter side. Leeks are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, iron and magnesium, and a very good source of folate as well as vitamins A, C, and K. They are also particularly high in provitamin A carotenoids, including beta carotene. Your body converts these carotenoids into vitamin A, which is important for vision, immune function, reproduction, and cell communication. Leeks are also a good source of manganese, which may help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and promote thyroid health. Leeks are alliums, a family of vegetables that includes onions and garlic. Several studies link alliums to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke .While most of these studies have tested onions or garlic, leeks contain several beneficial compounds thought to lower inflammation and protect heart health. Like garlic, leeks contain allicin, a know anti-microbial making them a good addition for immune support. Besides the health benefits, the flavor is phenomenal. If you like garlic or onion, you will love leek microgreens. Try some and add them to your favorite recipe.

Farm Doc Microgreens are locally grown in Strum, WI. The micros are grown in a controlled environment with non-GMO, organic seeds using clean soil, adequate hydration and ventilation. They are hand harvested using sterile procedures, packed and delivered fresh to the farmers market, your favorite restaurant or store or directly to your home.