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3 Reasons To Eat Leeks

Leeks aren’t just delicious - they have health benefits too! Part of the allium vegetable family (along with garlic and onions), leeks provide an elegant, subtle flavor that enhances everything from soups to stir fries. But they are more than flavor accents - leeks also:

  1. Provide manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and folate
  2. May help promote healthy cholesterol levels, prevent atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
  3. May help stabilize blood sugar levels

You can use leeks by substituting them for scallions and green onions in many recipes. When buying, avoid larger leeks - they tend to be more fibrous - and instead choose ones that are 1.5 inches or smaller in diameter for their delicate texture and flavor.

Our Green Squash Soup recipe features leeks - try it today!

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