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Also Known As : Hara Pyaaz
Technical Name : Allium ampeloprasum


Taste Profile

It has mild crunchy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Leeks can be used in preparing soups, vegetable dishes, meat dishes and dumplings.
  2. They can be chopped and added to salads and stocks.
  3. They can be used for garnishing dishes as well.


Leek is a leafy vegetable that belongs to Amaryllidacea family and Allioideae subfamily. It is long and round in shape, similar to a scallion. The white base of the leaves and the light green part is the edible part of the leek.

Health benefits

  • Leek contains vitamin K in high content that helps in good bone health.(1)
  • It contains flavonoid, kaempherol that helps to protect blood vessels against free radicals.(1)
  • Kaempherol in it also helps to improve heart health.(1)
  • It helps to reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.(1)
  • It contains allyl sulfides that helps in preventing cancer.(1)
  • It also helps in weight loss and fights obesity.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose slim, cylindrical leeks with fresh looking green leaves. Avoid large and bulbous leeks.

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