A round, cylindrical vegetable with a long white stalk rather than a bulb, related to shallots, onions, garlic and chives. With dark green leaves and shallow roots and have a sweet, mild onion taste.
Choose clean, crisp, white bottoms and fresh-looking tops. Small to medium-size leeks are the most tender and have a mild, delicate flavour. Best eaten within a week of purchase however can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.
An excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fibre and iron.
QLD / VIC / SA / WA