- Vitamin K – helps promote stronger bones and proper blood clotting
- Manganese – together with other minerals, boosts bone density
- Vitamin B6 – helps keep the nervous system healthy; improves brain function
- Folate – helps synthesize and repair DNA; reduces cancer risk; prevents cognitive decline
Pick firm, crisp, preferably straight, smaller shanks – they are tenderer. Look for little dark green and lots of white and light green, but avoid discolored yellowing or soft shanks.
Do not wash leeks unless you are ready to use it. Wrap in a paper towel and a plastic bag. Store in the crisper for up to two weeks.