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Shannon Smuts Brauer

Shannon Smuts Brauer

3 Ways to use pak choi

What is pak choi?
Also known as bok choy or horse’s ear, this low-calorie, vitamin-rich Asian vegetable is part of the cabbage family. It tastes somewhat similar to spinach and can be used in much the same way: raw in salads, or lightly cooked in stir-frys, tofu dishes, or roast vegetable sides.

Is pak choi good for you?
Very. Pak choi is mega-rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin (B2), and vitamin B6. In fact, 250g of cooked pak choi provides more than 100% of the recommended dietary allowance of A, and close to two-thirds the RDA of C.*


How do you use pak choi? 

  1. If you intend to cook with it, wash and separate the leaves from the stems. The leaves take less time to cook, so you add them to the mix a little later than the stems.
  2. Herbs and spices that pair well with this leafy veg include finely chopped garlic, black pepper and lemon. If you’re making a stir-fry, add these ingredients towards the final two minutes of cooking to take the flavour of your pak choi to the next level.
  3. Feeling fancy? Use sesame seeds, roasted and chopped almonds, chives, or chopped coriander as a garnish to your cooked pak choi.




*Source: webmd.com.

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