Like other members of the allium family, leeks are antimicrobial, help reduce inflammation and regulate lipid levels in the blood. Leeks contain important amounts of the flavonoid kaempferol, which has repeatedly been shown to help protect our blood vessel linings from damage.
Leeks are an excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps regulate the body’s inflammatory process, and they also offer good amounts of manganese, Vitamin B6, copper, iron, folate and Vitamin C. Leeks are also a good source of Vitamin E, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Many people don’t realize that the most nutritious part of alliums is their green shoots. We feature this part of the plant in our leek powder to enhance not only its flavor but also its nutritional power. The varieties we grow are King Richard and Autumn Giant.
The flavor is a sweet and mild onion-y flavor. To use, sprinkle on salads, eggs, rice and quinoa, buttered popcorn, steamed or roasted vegetables, fish or chicken. Add to smoothies, soups, stews, pasta, spaghetti sauce – really, anything you enjoy eating! One of our favorite ways to use Leek Powder is sprinkled over buttered and baked sweet potatoes.
Inside this jar are approximately 50 servings! One teaspoon equals an average-size serving of the fresh vegetable.
Ingredients: Organic leeks. Nothing else.
$40 for 120 gram jar
Net wt. 4.2 oz
Recipe: ZUCCHINI HUMMUS WITH LEEK POWDER