Bok Choy, is the go to favorite vegetable in Chinese cuisine for thousands of years. Here’s what makes the leafy green vegetable a must in your kitchen and social special:
The cruciferous vegetable belongs to the mustard family along with cabbage, turnips, broccoli, and kale. While often described something like cabbage taste it truly is a veggie that stands on its own. It has a great texture when cooked perfect and has added green taste compared to whiter fleshed produce.
- Bok choy is rich in vitamins A (supports eye health), C (boosts immune function), and K (promotes bone and heart health).
- It’s also a good source of potassium, which can lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke, and calcium, which is essential to build and maintain strong bones.
- Though it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, bok choy is extremely low in calories (about 9 calories per cup).
We're lucky in the Bay Area because of the large Chinese population has made this so popular so we're able to get great tasting ones grown from right around here.