Leeks contain a flavonol, know as kaempferol, which may help lower your risk of heart disease and help fight cancer. Just like garlic and onions, leeks have anti-diabetes properties. In addition to being rich in folic acid, magnesium, and riboflavin, leeks are also packed with vitamins A and K.*
Quality leeks found at your grocer will be firm, with dark green leaves and white necks. Store refrigerated leeks in a plastic bag to help battle moisture. For a healthy cooking method, steam prepared leeks in a covered skillet with 3 tablespoons of broth for about 4 minutes.
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