Bok Choy

What Are They?

Bok Choy is one kinds of Chinese cabbage and as its name suggests it is native to China. They are now planted widely in southern China, Southeast Asia as well as some Mediterranean countries and the Northern Europe.

The most prominent features of this vegetable is that it has a sweet and succulent taste. The texture can be really crispy when stir fry.

Health Benefits

Consuming a small amount of Bok Choy brings you about a few calories and no fat content but it gives you protein, dietary fiber and all kinds of Vitamins and minerals1.

Bok Choy contains a large amount of lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are capable of protecting your eyes as well as enhancing the performance of these eyes over time.

Magnesium, phosphorus and calcium in Bok Choy support the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth.

Also the rich content of Vitamin B6 and acid folic helps to omit the harmful homocysteine from the blood, which reduces the chance of a cardiovascular disease.

Last but not least, the high level of sulfur found in Bok Choy can reduce the chance of getting many kinds of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer.

 

How To Cook Bok Choy?  

  • First, you could enjoy Bok Choy only by streaming or boiling it.
  • Besides steaming and boiling, you can sauté Bok Choy with garlic, olive oil and ginger.
  • Grilled Bok Choy with miso butter tastes really delicious.
  • You can also create many stir fried dishes with Bok Choy. You can stir fry it with carrots, onions, celeries, bell peppers and garlics.
  • Mix the stalks of Bok Choy with cabbage to make coleslaw.
  • You can try to make a very traditional dish of Asia with Bok Choy named Bok Choy Kimchi.
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