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LEEKS



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SCIENTIFIC NAME: ALLIUM PORRUM

FRANCAIS: POIREAUX







General Description:

Native to the Mediterranean countries, the leek has been prized by gourmets for thousands of years. Nero believed leeks would improve his singing voice and is said to have eaten prodigious quantities to that end. In the sixth century A.D., the Welsh made leeks their national symbol because they were convinced that the leeks they wore on their helmets to distinguish them from their enemies strengthened them and helped them win wars. Leeks still hold a flavorful spotlight in today's cuisine. Looking like a giant SCALLION, the leek is related to both the garlic and the onion, though its flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. It has a thick, white stalk that's cylindrical in shape and has a slightly bulbous root end. The broad, flat, dark green leaves wrap tightly around each other like a rolled newspaper. Leeks are available year-round in most regions. Choose those with crisp, brightly colored leaves and an unblemished white portion. Avoid any with withered or yellow-spotted leaves. The smaller the leek, the more tender it will be. Refrigerate leeks in a plastic bag up to 5 days. Before using, trim rootlets and leaf ends. Slit the leeks from top to bottom and wash thoroughly to remove all the dirt trapped between the leaf layers. Leeks can be cooked whole as a vegetable or chopped and used in salads, soups and a multitude of other dishes.

VALUE CHANGE:
Leeks were listed as BENEFICIAL for type O in Eat Right For Your Type. Subsequent studies showed that the food contains a lectin that is best avoided by type O individuals.


NUTRIENT NOTES:

Serving Size Analyzed: 1 cup



< (54)



GRAPH 1 (ABOVE). Total Calories (54) as part of a 2200 calorie daily dietary intake.

Protein (1.335 grams per 1 cup )
Fat (0.267 grams per 1 cup )
Carbohydrate (12.5935 grams per 1 cup )


CHART 1 (ABOVE). Macronutrient Breakdown By Percentage.




GRAPH 2 (ABOVE). Micronutrient breakdown as percentage of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Serving size: 1 cup .


BLOOD TYPE DIET VALUES

Follow Secretor value if you do not know your secretor status.

TYPE A:
Secretor:
BENEFICIAL: Contains an agglutinin which modifies disease susceptibility.

Non Secretor:
BENEFICIAL: Contains an agglutinin which modifies disease susceptibility.


    TYPE B:
    Secretor:
    NEUTRAL

    Non Secretor:
    NEUTRAL


      TYPE AB:
      Secretor:
      NEUTRAL

      Non Secretor:
      NEUTRAL


        TYPE O:
        Secretor:
        AVOID: Contains lectin or other agglutinin. Metabolic inhibitor.

        Non Secretor:
        AVOID: Contains lectin or other agglutinin. Metabolic inhibitor.



          LECTIN CHARACTERIZATION:
          • This food contains a reported lectin.


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          SPECIAL NOTE:
          • This food can be a significant source of folate (57.049 mcgs per 1 cup .)

          GENETIC MODIFICATIONNo data on this food.
          PESTICIDESNo data on this food.
          CONTAMINATIONNo data on this food.
          IRRADIATIONNo data on this food.
          ANTIOXIDANTSNo data on this food.
          ALLERGENSNo data on this food.
          GLYCEMIC INDEX This food has a moderate Glycemic Index.


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