Leeks are one of the most underestimated of all winter vegetables. Once dubbed “Poor-man’s Asparagus” the leek is one of the world’s oldest known vegetables, with its own set of nutritional benefits and flavours, leeks have been part of the human diet for thousands of years.
Leeks are part of the allium family and are closely related to onions, garlic, shallots, and scallions with a milder taste and larger in size.
Leeks are a phenomenal source of vitamins and of antioxidants:
They contain powerful antioxidants for staving off