Leek

vegetable in the onion family

Leek is a vegetable. It belongs to the genus Allium. This is the same genus as the onion and garlic. It can be used for cooking. They usually come in a cylinder like body and they are tall and skinny

Leek
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A. ampeloprasum var. porrum
Trinomial name
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum

Leeks take around 100 to 120 days to grow and they are mainly harvested in Europe or Asia they are planted in deep holes to prevent them from sun and to avoid photosynthesis. The soil is required to be fertile and allows water to travel without crating puddles or drain to quickly.

NutritionEdit

Leeks contain only contain 61 calories, 14.15 Carbohydrates, 1.5g of protein, 0.3g Fat, Vitamins A, C, E and K.