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Updated 01 March 2013

Leeks

Leeks have anti-cancer effects and are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

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Leeks are a useful source of folate and fibre. They have anti-cancer effects and are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Leeks contain fewer allylic sulphides (sulphur-containing phytochemicals) than onions or garlic, but are still beneficial. Leeks also contain beneficial fructo-oligosaccharides.

Leeks are low in calories and can be eaten freely. An average serving of cooked leeks weighs about 75g.


Calories 21
Fibre 1,7g
Folate 40mcg
Vitamin E 0,8mg
Per 100g
 
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