The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

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The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Post: #272311 Annemieke
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:51 am

Did you know the dark green bits of leeks, lettuce etc, are by far healthiest? Iceberg lettuce, for instance, has very few nutrients: the darker types are much better for us.
So if you throw away the leek tops, you are wasting a valuable source of, amongst others, beta-carotene and potassium. If you and your stomach are used to eating only the light parts, just go up a bit higher up the stem every time you use them. Or put the greens, finely cut, in soups and the like. :wave:
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Post: #272318 okra
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:26 am

Never understood using only the white part of leeks, your right the tops make a lovely addition to leek and potato soup and improve the colour

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Post: #272341 doofaloofa
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:56 pm

I must have some healthy ass rabbits
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Post: #272505 becks77
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:58 am

I enjoy the stems on broccoli (calebresse) too but darn shops cut them off mostly round here :(
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Post: #272508 contadina
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:30 pm

Please say it's not just me who thought this was a thread about the nefarious, after-hours goings on of leeks and lettuce :wink:

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Post: #272509 becks77
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #272517 Zech
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:00 pm

contadina wrote:Please say it's not just me who thought this was a thread about the nefarious, after-hours goings on of leeks and lettuce :wink:

Nope, not just you!
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Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Post: #272534 Annemieke
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:02 pm

If anyone can tell me about that side, I'm all ears! :bunny:
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Post: #272538 diggernotdreamer
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:02 pm

I am sure I just saw Leek Skywalker in the vegetable garden (come to the dark side Leek)

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Post: #272539 niknik
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:I am sure I just saw Leek Skywalker in the vegetable garden (come to the dark side Leek)



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Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Post: #272540 doofaloofa
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:30 pm

niknik wrote:
diggernotdreamer wrote:I am sure I just saw Leek Skywalker in the vegetable garden (come to the dark side Leek)



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I concur
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Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Post: #272555 GeorgeSalt
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:24 am

Use the fleece, Leek. Use the fleece.

(after all, it is rather nippy out)
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Re: The dark side of leeks, lettuce etc.

Post: #272701 becks77
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:24 am

:lol: :lol: you guys
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