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05-10-2008, 11:39 AM
I have been rotating greens in my smoothies, kale, spinach, dandelion, chard, kale, spinach, dandelion, chard.....
Yesterday I wandered into an asian market and there were a lot of greens that I have never seen before.
I bought Gai Lon (chinese broccoli), Yu Choy and pea tips. does anyone know anything about these greens and if the nutrition profile is as good as kale and some of the more familiar ones?
I guess at least I will get some variety, but was just wondering how they rate.
05-10-2008, 12:44 PM
Asian - Gai Lon
Also known as Chinese broccoli. Gai Lon is a highly nutritious, green, leafy plant with smooth, round stems and leaves with no florets. It looks like Swiss Chard. In summer Gai Lon has a bitter flavour, in winter a sweet flavour. The white flowers and smaller leaves are also eaten.
Storage & Handling
Look for stems that are fresh and deep olive green. Choose bunches with flowers that are mostly in the bud stage, rather than blooming. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for only a few days.
- Gai Lon is rich in vitamins A and C. - Gai Lon is only 19 calories per serving.
per 1 cup
19 Cal 80 kJ
Yu Choy is in the same family as Gai Lon, couldn't find nutritional info on it or pea tips. I would assume that Yu Choy has the same nutritional info as Gai Lon and the pea tips, what kind of peas? Nutrition would probably be the same as the pea.
Sorry I couldn't be of further help.
05-10-2008, 05:42 PM
No, that's great, thankyou. The pea shoots are snow pea tips. It all looks so very green, so I'm thinking it can't hurt!
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