Beneficial in Eating Leek
Beneficial in Eating Leek The European and US cuisine is rarely using green onion on their cooking, but today, there are so many chefs and professional cooks who are expanding their taste buds and adding new ingredients on their cooking including green onion. For cooks and chefs in Asia, it is very common to use green onion which they commonly refer as leek in various cooking like stir-fry or sautéed and soups where the leek is used to flavor the cooking and used as garnish. Unfortunately, not many people know the green onion benefits because they only see this green onion as flavoring and garnish instead of something that can give real advantages to their health. So, what nutrients can you get from green onion if you consume the bulb and lower leaves raw?
Hopefully, by reading the nutrients that the green onion has, you know that this vegetable which has relation with onion and garlic has the vitamins and minerals that you never expected. Consuming the bulb and lower leaves are carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins – vitamin A equivalent with beta-carotene and lutein zeaxanthin, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K; minerals – calcium, iron, magnesium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium; and the last but not least is water. It is without any reason why so many ancient cooking which use green onion and you can maximize the advantage of eating leek by choosing to eat it raw because it has mild onion-like taste and when its raw, you can feel the crunch and the firm of the bulb and the lower leaves.
If you grow green onion, not all of green onion parts are edible and the only edible parts are the white base of the leaves which just above the roots and the stem base, the light green parts, and the lesser extent dark green parts of the green onion leaves. The dark green parts are usually discarded because it has tough texture, but some chefs choose to use it in sautéed dishes and adding flavor to chicken or vegetable stock. There three ways in using green onion in the cooking and you already know that you can eat it raw, but what you might know is that the green onion can be boiled and even fried. If you boiled green onion, make sure that you only blanch them in boiled water for 5 to 10 seconds to maintain its crunchy texture. Frying green onion can be done so you can have crunchier green onion leaves and locking the taste through frying process.[pm]