Lettuce Pokchoy

Produce Name : Lettuce Pokchoy

Availability : All Round the Year

Pak Choy is a non-heading type of cabbage related to the Chard family. Varieties include Pai Tsai, Shanghai, Bok Choy, Lei Choy and Canton Pak Choi. All of these varieties can be identified by their dark green leaves and white ribs, with the exception of Shanghai varieties, which produce light green ribs and leaves.

Nutritional Facts

Pak choy is low in calories and a good source of vitamin A and C. A 3 ounce serving contains about 13 calories, 75 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, and 33 percent of the RDA for vitamin A.

Medicinal / Therapeutic Use

It contains numerous anti-cancer and antioxidant compounds. Speeds up estrogen metabolism, is thought to help block breast cancer and suppress growth of polyps, a prelude to colon cancer. Contains anti-ulcer compounds; cabbage juice helps heal ulcers in humans. Has anti-bacterial and anti-viral powers.