Leek Microgreen


Leek sprouts have a taste combination of onion, garlic, shallot, scallion, chive, and Chinese onion.

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The spectrum of flavor of leek microgreens are more on the sweeter side. Leek shoots 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. Leek microgreens 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. Leek shoots are also a good source of manganese, which may help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and promote thyroid health. Leek sprouts 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, leek microgreens contain several beneficial compounds thought to lower inflammation and protect heart health. Like garlic, leek sprouts contain allicin, a know anti-microbial making them a good addition for immune support. Besides the health benefits, the leek shoots flavor is phenomenal. If you like garlic or onion, you will love leek microgreens. Try some and add them to your favorite recipe.

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