BENEFITS OF LEEKS
What are leeks?
Leeks (Allium porrum) are vegetables.
Leeks consist of long stem, from light green to dark green end.
These stems are composed of several layers similar to onions, but they taste milder and more neutral.
What are the main nutrients of leeks?
As an energy source, 100 grams of leeks give us 61 kcal.
Their proportion of nutrients is divided into:
- More than 83% is water.
- A 0.3% fat.
- About 1.5% of proteins.
- Nearly 14.5% of carbohydrates.
- A 1.8% fiber.
Vitamins and minerals in leeks
Leeks are rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and selenium. They also contain small amounts of zinc, manganese, copper and sodium.
Leeks are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B9. They possess small amounts of other B vitamins, and vitamin E.
Nutritional characteristics of peppers
- Pepper has a high water content.
- It gives us a lot of energy in the form of calories, which help us to maintain vitality.
- It contains little fat, but of high quality and with many health benefits.
- It has a low protein content.
- It has a moderate carbohydrate content, especially starch.
- It has a very high fiber content.
- It helps to remove toxins from our body, because it contains potassium.
- It helps maintain our brain function, because it contains phosphorus. In addition, together with calcium, it maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.
- Because of its magnesium content helps the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
- Because of its content in B vitamins, it helps us to get energy from fat, protein and carbohydrate intake, to properly grow and maintain our defenses in good condition.
- It protects the skin and helps keep it healthy, because of vitamin A.
- It protects us from colds and helps heal wounds, because it contains vitamin C.
- It protects us from the toxins and aging, because of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E.
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