Bok Choy, also known as Chinese Cabbage, is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage. It’s very popular in Asian dishes, which is why I picked it to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Peyongchang, South Korea. I just love watching the Olympics so stay tuned for some Korean and Olympic themed treats throughout the week!
Four Facts about Bok Choy:
- Bok Choy contains many antioxidants provide anti-inflammatory benefits including lowering the risk of oxygen-based damage to your cells and lowering your risk of unwanted chronic inflammation.
- Bok Choy is also an excellent source of Vitamin K, which along with reducing inflammation, is best known for bone health and blood clotting.
- Bok Choy is a good source of Folate and Vitamin B-6, which may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by removing the amino acid homocysteine from the blood.
- Bok Choy, and all members of the cruciferous vegetable family, has unique sulfur-containing compounds that may reduce the risk of some cancers by eliminated carcinogens from the body.
Storage: Store bok choy in a cool environment to prevent wilting.