Shang­hai Bok Choy

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Shang­hai bok choy has light-green, spoon-shaped leaves and pale yel­low-green stalks. It has a sweet, del­i­cate flavour, sim­i­lar to chard, and can be used in much the same way as baby bok choy. The greens can be steamed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, chopped and cooked in dumplings or soups, or en­joyed raw in sal­ads. It can be pur­chased year round in most su­per­mar­kets and green­gro­cers; it’s also an easy green to grow at home as it can be grown in con­tain­ers. The US Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol lists Chi­nese cab­bage – of which bok choy is a va­ri­ety – as num­ber two on their list of pow­er­house foods. This ver­sa­tile green is packed with nu­tri­tious an­tiox­i­dants, vi­ta­mins, phy­to­chem­i­cals and polyphe­nols. It also cooks in sec­onds and doesn’t need peel­ing, which makes it a great week­night go-to green veg­etable.

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