The pleasant mild onion flavor is a great compliment to any salad. An excellent substitute for onions anywhere. Fantastic on sandwiches or, with soups or, as a garnish.
Note: The onion flavor can over-power a dish if used to heavily.
Vitamins: Vitamins C, K and B6 also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Leeks are relatively low in protein and fat
Best benefits and uses of leeks for skin, hair and health
Leeks are vegetables that belong to the family of onion, garlic, shallots and scallions. Ranking high on the nutritional chart, they are highly nourishing, inexpensive and plentiful. Used in various forms, leeks can add aroma, flavor and richness to almost any recipe. It's syrup, seeds and juice have a distinct place in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
With the unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, leeks make an important component in your diet. Leeks are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Leeks are a natural diuretic and detoxify your skin by trapping harmful substances and flushing them out of your body, making your skin look radiant.
The green leaves of leek contain 100 times more beta-carotene than the white portion.
A good source of minerals like manganese, iron and Vitamin C and folates. This adds to the health of your hair. Leeks are an important source of iron which helps hair follicles to grow.
Leeks contain a flavonoid called kaempherol, which protects the lining of the blood vessels against free radicals and also stimulates the production of nitric oxide which acts as a natural dilator and relaxant of the blood vessels and reduces the risk of hypertension.
Bone health - high in vitamin K, leeks activate osteocalcin, a protein that is vital for bone health.
Aids in digestion - a probiotic, they stimulate and strengthen the stomach, kidneys and gut.
Promote weight loss as they are low in calories and fat-free.
Leeks are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin which are known to improve vision.
Leeks help maintain healthy cholesterol and also have anticeptic properties that help the body fight infection, thus - they help lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.
Leeks act as an antioxident - they are a valuable source of polyphenols.
Magnesium, phosphorous and folate are important nutrients needed for a healthy functioning nervous system.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. For informational purposes only. Not intended to treat, diagnosis or cure any disease. Ask your doctor if getting healthy is right for you.