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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th February, 2020

What exactly is bok choy?

Bok Choy , also known as Chinese White Cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family. It has a round tender white bulb on the bottom with long celery looking stalks and dark leafy greens on top. You can also find immature bok choy (aka baby bok choy ).

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Keeping this in consideration, what part of the bok choy do you eat?

Short answer: Bok Choy is completely edible. Yes! the bulb, stalk and leaf can be consumed. However, as you do with celery, cut off its root end before preparation. Bok Choy (AKA: Chinese Cabbage/Brassica campestris/Pak Choi) is a cruciferous vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family.

Similarly, what is the difference between bok choy and bok choy? Bok Choy is what is usually referred to have succulent white stems with dark green leaves growing upright up to 12-18 inches tall whereas Choy sum, literally standing for 'vegetable heart' stands for a small and delicate version of the Bok Choy , bearing a more closer resemblance to rapini or broccoli rabe.

Simply so, how do you prepare bok choy?

How to Prep Bok Choy for Stir-Fry

  1. Trim the bottom inch from the head of bok choy. Wash and dry the leaves and stalks. Cut the leafy green portion away from either side of the white stalk.
  2. Cut each stalk in half lengthwise and then crosswise into ¼-inch-wide pieces.
  3. Stack the leafy greens and then slice them crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips.

Should you eat bok choy leaves?

The whole plant is edible, and it tastes cabbage-like with sweet undertones. There are various ways of preparing this vegetable. You can cook its stalks and leaves , add them to soup, steam them, stir-fry, or eat them raw in salads.

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