Leeks are a savoury vegetable with a flavour like a mild, sweet onion. Choose leeks with crisp looking, pure white stems that are free from discoloured patches or splits. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Leeks are a savoury vegetable with a flavour like a mild, sweet onion. They have a long, thick, white stalk and green stems flowering from the top. Once the green part is cut away, leeks can be shredded raw to add to salads or cooked in a variety of ways. Leek soup is extremely popular, especially when combined with potatoes and carrots.
Choose leeks with crisp looking, pure white stems that are free from discoloured patches or splits. Store leeks in the crisper section of the fridge for up to seven days.
Did you know? The white part of the leek is tender and tasty whilst the green part is often tough and fibrous. Since the white part is formed underground, farmers will often mound the dirt high around leeks as they grow. This means that there is more of the good part of the leek to enjoy, but it also causes dirt to gather between the layers of the leek. For the best results when using leeks, cut the leeks and soak them in water for five minutes before cooking to remove all debris.