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Leeks - organically grown

Leeks - organically grown
Leeks - organically grown
Tags: Leeks
Ex Tax: R18.00
Product Code: Organically Grown Vegetables
Availability: In Stock

Our Leeks are organically grown without chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Leeks are medium alkaline.

  • Leeks, like garlic and onions, belong to a vegetable family called the Allium vegetables. Since leeks are related to garlic and onions, they contain many of the same beneficial compounds found in these well-researched, health-promoting vegetables. 
  • Although less well-researched than their fellow allium vegetables (especially garlic and onions), leeks nevertheless contain many sulfur compounds that are either similar to, or identical with, sulfur compounds in these better-researched vegetables. They also contain an impressive amount of polyphenols, including the flavonoid kaempferol. In and of itself, the considerable amount of sulfur found in leeks may play an important role in support of our body's antioxidant and detox systems as well as the formation of our connective tissue. Leeks are an excellent source of vitamin K. They are very good source of manganese, vitamin B6, copper, iron, folate, and vitamin C. Leeks are also a good source of vitamin A in the form of carotenoids, dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. The folate found in leeks is partly present in the bioactive form of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF)

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