May Featured Produce: Bok Choy

Fresh Chinese Cabbage on Rustic WoodBok choy means ‘white vegetable’ in Cantonese and is also known as Chinese cabbage. Bok choy has been grown in China for over 6,ooo years and there are over 2o different varieties. A distant relative of cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, it has crisp white stalks like celery without the strings and deep green leaves like romaine. This vegetable is very versatile. Known for its sweet and tender taste, bok choy is delightful in any dish calling for greens. It has a very mild taste similar to Swiss chard or Romaine lettuce.

You’ll find a wide selection of bok choy and other specialty Asian vegetables at KT Farms.

One pound of bok choy is equivalent to about 3/4 cup cooked. 1 cup of shredded bok choy is about 70 calories and is high in Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of folic acid and beta-carotene.

How To Select: Look for fresh leaves that are not wilted. Avoid leaves that have brown spots. Stalks should be firm and not limp. Look for white stalks and very green leaves.

How to Store: Place in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week. Wash well before using.

RECIPES: Bok Choy Slaw, Baby Bok Choy and Oyster Mushrooms, Braised Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms