If you haven’t yet tried Bok Choy or Pak Choy, you don’t know what you’re missing!
The Chinese have been cultivating this exotic relative to the cabbage for over 5000 years. We are more familiar to it as an oriental cuisine staple, but it also happens to be packed with health, beauty and fat loss vitamins, minerals and vital phyto-nutrients.
It is gaining popularity in our western kitchens for its succulent texture, delicate flavours and culinary versatility. This modest sweet and slightly peppery brassica can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches, steamed, stir fried, added to soups or stews or even fermented as kimchi. It marries well with mushrooms, onions, chillies, ginger and garlic or serve alongside chicken…
So why is it so good for us?
Now if the highly nutritious-health promoting-cancer protective properties of the dark leafy green bok choy aren’t enough to convince you of its virtues, this will:
It is very VERY low in calories! One full cup of raw bok choy only contains 13 calories! That puts it into the zero calorie category of foods which when eaten would add no weight to the body.
Whichever way you try it, make sure you try it, because above all, its delicious!
To your health!