Healthy Food Database

Asian Greens
It's easy to eat your greens when they are as inexpensive as Asian greens are. For as little as $1.50 a bunch, Asian greens including gai lan, choy sum, baby choy, bok choy, hong kong choy sum, moon bok, gai choy, baby gai, chong ho, garlic chives, en choy, hun choy, gow gee, chinese chickory, chinese celery, chinese lettuce, sin qua, min qua and chick qua are a low energy nutrient dense food everyone can afford.

The most common Asian greens include bok choy, baby bok choy,choy sum and gai lan. You'll find these at your local greengrocers. For the others you may have to venture into Chinatown.
Asian greens are highly nutritious and provide a great source of vitamin C and A. The darker the green the more antioxidants they contain. An advantage Asian greens have over spinach and silverbeet is that they contain no oxalic acid, a plant chemical than binds onto iron reducing the bioavailability of the iron.
Category: Vegetable
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy fresh green springy leaves that are free of insect bites. Avoid leaves that are yellow and discoloured.
To Store:
Store in a plastic vegetable bag in the crisper of the fridge.
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Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
Premature Aging
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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