Ingredient Name: Bok Choy or Chinese Cabbage
Traditional Chinese Name: 白菜 (báicài)
What is this?
- Bok Choy is part of the cabbage family and is often called chinese cabbage
- It has thick, white stalks and dark green leaves that have a round shape
- Bok choy is available as mature bok choy or baby bok choy
- It is often used in a variety of Asian dishes (the Koreans use this for kim-chi)
- Fresh bok choy has a good shelf life of up to a week in the fridge
How do I prepare it?
- Wash thoroughly with cool water (bok choy usually has a lot of sand and dirt in them)
- Remove any wilted or yellow leaves
Where can I buy this?
- You can buy fresh bok choy from most supermarkets
What is the cost?
- Fresh bok choy is very affordable and costs around $1.50 – $2.00 CAD per 20 stalks
- Bok choy is a good source of calcium, vitamin C, and is high in antioxidants
- It is a high fibre and low calorie vegetable
- It is sustainable in growth in a variety of weather conditions and therefore can easily be grown almost anywhere in the world
- You must soak and clean this product prior to consumption to remove any pesticides and dirt