Healthy Eating

Leeks

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Best to Buy

Leeks are available all year long, and peak in the fall and winter.

Prep & Store

Cut off roots, slice lengthwise from top to bottom, and run leeks under cold water with green end facing down to remove dirt from leaf layers.

Tasty Tip

Use the stalk's tough green portion to add flavor to stock or broth.

Nutrition Notes

Leeks are a good source of iron, vitamin C, and folic acid.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.