This week we want to highlight what we think is a beautiful looking vegetable and believe it or not it is a form of cabbage. In fact, it is the same species as the turnip!
Pak Choi, also known as Snow Cabbage, is a Chinese vegetable used in stir fry. It has grown in China for over 1,500 years. It is quite a squat shape with white or pale green, short, stubby stalks, green leaves.
In texture it is quite crisp and a mild flavour. As well as in stir fry it can even be used in salad. It can be chopped, sliced or shredded and briefly fried off. It goes well with ginger or garlic.
We have 2 varieties for you to try shown below: Dwarf Canton White is tender and delicious; Mei Quing Choi (pronounced “may-ching-choi”) is tender, sweet, and crunchy.
Pak Choi should keep in the fridge 3-4 weeks and can be frozen up to 4 months. It is is high in Vitamin C, beta carotene, Folic acid and Calcium, as well as essential minerals. We’ve discovered that it provides 15% of your daily allowance of Calcium which is equal to quarter of a pint of full fat milk. Amazing!
If you have not tried these before why not give them ago and up your Calcium for the day!