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Bok Choy

Background

Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage that has been cultivated in China for hundreds of years and is now commonly grown in Canada and the US. It is traditionally used in Asian dishes and stir-fry’s, but bok choy is a leafy green that can be incorporated in so many more meals as well! The great thing about leafy greens is that including them in your meal may be one of the easiest ways to balance half of your plate with vegetables.

 

Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin needed for the growth and repair of tissues.
  • Plays an important role in our immunity.
  • Good source of folic acid, which has a variety of functions in the body, such as synthesizing blood cells and preventing birth defects in pregnant women.
  • A great source of calcium, which is a mineral known for its role in strengthening bones and teeth.
  • A good source of dietary fibre, which is beneficial for digestion and gastrointestinal health, as well as satiety or the feeling of fullness after a meal!

 

Nutritional Value of 1 cup of Bok Choy

  • 10 calories
  • 6 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g protein
  • 2 g fat
  • 1 g fibre
  • 98% of daily vitamin C requirements
  • 75% of daily folate needs

 

Did you know

Bok choy is an excellent source of vitamin C and carotenoids like beta and alpha carotene. These compounds contribute to your eyesight and also help reduce inflammation in the body!

 

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