Pak Choy leafy-vegetable has captured attention of the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves and stalks. It is a small plant which grows upright from the ground surface with smooth white romaine lettuce like stalks, which spread at its top to fine, glossy green, oval or round leaves.
It is a great source of vitamins B2, B6, C, A, K, beta carotene, folic acid, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. This food is a mild anti-inflammatory, which means that Pak Choi can help to reduce instances of joint pain, allergies and premature aging by working to reduce inflammation.
Once at home store whole pak choi in vegetable compartment inside the refrigerator, set at high relative humidity. If stored appropriately, it stays fresh for upto 3-4 days without loss of much of nutrients. However, pak choi is more nutritious, sweeter, and flavorful when used fresh.