PAC CHOI

PAC CHOI (bok choy) is member of the cruciferous veggie family, a relation of the cabbage, one of our highest nutritionally ranked vegetables and it provides good, very good, or excellent amounts of 21 nutrients including omega-3s, as well as the antioxidant mineral zinc, and rich in vitamin A.

How to Store: Place pac choi in a plastic storage bag removing as much of the air from the bag as possible. Keeping pac choi cold will keep it fresh and help it retain its vitamin C content. Put the whole head in a plastic bag in the crisper of your refrigerator. Pac choi will keep for about 1 week if properly stored.

How to Prepare: Try a saute! After washing, chop leaf portion into 1/8″ slices and the stems into 1/2″ lengths for quick and even cooking.To get the most health benefits from pac choi, let sit for a minimum of 5 minutes before cooking. Sprinkling with lemon juice before letting them sit can further enhance its beneficial phytonutrient concentration. Heat 5 TBS of vegetable or chicken broth, or water, in a stainless steel skillet. Once bubbles begin to form add pac choi stems on the bottom of the pan and the leaves on top, cover, and sauté for 3 minutes. Then get creative!  Add soy sauce or other vegetables, or chicken and serve with rice.

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