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Bok Choy

Also Known As : Pak Choi, Chinese White Cabbage
Technical Name : Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis


Taste Profile

It has sweet taste

Usage Tips

  1. Bok choy can be eaten raw in salads.
  2. It can be stir-fried and can be used in spring rolls.
  3. It can be steamed till soft in a vegetable side dish.

Common names and forms

  1. Pak Choi
  2. Pok Choy


Bok Choy is a leafy green chinese cabbage which originally comes from china. It looks like celery and has short green, crisp, chunky and glossy leaves and stalks.

Health benefits

  • Bok choy is a good source of carotenoids that promotes good health of eyes.(1)
  • It helps to prevent against macular degeneration, cataracts and improves night vision.(1)
  • It has high levels of Vitamin C that helps to keep the skin, bones and gums strong and healthy.(1)
  • It also helps to prevent iron deficiency in the body.(1)
  • It also helps in bone building due to the present of vitamin K.(1)

Selection Guide

Select bok choy with fresh leaves and firm stalks without brown spots, or insect infestation.


Overconsumption of bok choy may cause hypothyroidism (A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone).(2)

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