Organic Greens of Distinction

Written by Chris Hawkins

When I go to our local Chinese Buffet, I have enjoyed a simple side dish of bok choy each time I go. I decided to try and make it at home and it turned out delicious! i’ve grown Oriental greens for years but have usually only used these greens in a larger stir fry, cutting the green part off first, chopping the remaining stem like celery and then adding the greens at the end.

Vitamin K?

One cup cooked bok choy, has just 9 calories and barely a trace of fat, yet it’s high in protein, dietary fiber and almost all the essential vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin K, which is also found in parsley. A member of the cruciferous family, this green (also known as pak choy)  is almost “off the charts” when it comes to phytochemical make up and has been shown to not only be a cancer fighter but will reduce tumors. This makes bok choy a nutrient-dense food that offers amazing health benefits. All greens make for good blood and bone health and these are top of the charts.

Bok Choy has been found to be rich in Vitamin K.

Sautéed Bok Choy

Use medium-small size plants for this recipe. Wash and slice entire plant in half or quarters for quick cooking. Sauté in coconut, or sesame oil on medium high heat. (optional, throw in chopped red pepper for added color and nutrition)
Turn greens then add a few TBS. stock or water, scant soy sauce and rice vinegar and top with the lid to steam. Serve when wilted, not mushy. Take your pot OFFF the burner, Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired. Serve while warm. The greens will shrink, so make more than you think. Enjoy!

Bok Choy is one of the healthiest greens in the world. I started wondering when I saw there were up to six different types one could buy at the Oriental Food Markets found here in abundance in Portland, Oregon. High in everything important it plays a strong role in detoxifying the liver and builds good bones, balances blood sugar… the list goes on. Only beware if you are on blood thinners, and then, moderate amounts are good. You may even want to re-evaluate your regime with a good cardiovascular doctor or naturopath, as all vegetable and grains will help balance the thickness of the blood along with ginger, garlic and other foods, easily available.


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