Bok Choy Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Brassica rapa
Fresh, Salads, Stir-fries, Soups or anywhere you would use celery.
Good-quality bok choy has long bleach-white, well-shaped and unblemished stalks.
Avoid bok choy with deformed stalks and brown spots which indicate poor growing conditions.
Yellow leaves and very small stalks or bunches mean old product.
Always store lettuce, cabbage, etc in the refrigerator.
To prolong storage life, cut the stem end and soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes before storing in your refrigerator.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
Bok Choy is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It's also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Niacin and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
Use both the stalks and leaves of bok choy for stir fry. Add the stalk slices first. Add the leaves just before serving as you would bean sprouts.
Don't throw away lettuce, greens, celery, etc that has been in your refrigerator a little too long and gone limp. Revive most leafy vegetables by cutting a small amount from the stem-end, soaking in warm (100 degree) water for 5 minutes, drain and refrige
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