Leek – purreløk also called spring onion -it have dark green hollow-tubed leaves and a white bulb. They are a versatile vegetable that is popular in Asian cuisines. An excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fibre, this vegetable is available year-round in Victoria
Leek – purreløk thinly or thickly as the recipe requirement, can used as a garnish or for recipes or salad. Leek – purreløk white is young shoots of bulb onions, and are milder tasting than large bulb onions. They have a small, not fully developed white bulb end with long green stalks.
- Leek – purreløk are an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium.
- They are also a good source of dietary fibre and vitamins A and B6, thiamine, folate and minerals (potassium, copper, chromium, manganese, iron).
- Some research suggests that spring onions may lower cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes and have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Energy – 100 g of spring onion provides 110 kJ.