About: Bok Choy, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a member of the brassica family. Bok Choy is the Chinese variety of Chinese cabbage and has smooth, dark green leaf blades. It does not form a head as does the Pekinensis variety (also known as Napa Cabbage). Bok Choy is an amenable vegetable — it can be roasted, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, microwaved, deep fried or eaten raw! You can also freeze Bok Choy.
Nutritional Information: 1 cup shredded Bok Choy contains 63% DV Vitamin A, 52% DV Vitamin C, and 7% DV Calcium. It is considered to be a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
Storage: Place unwashed Bok Choy in loosely closed plastic bag and refrigerate. Bok Choy is more perishable than cabbage.
Tips: The entire head can be eaten! Cut stalks along the diagonal and cut across the leaves.
Quick Fix: Use Bok Choy as a substitute for cabbage. Shredded baby Bok Choy is a nice addition to salads.
Recipes: Wilted Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Cashews, Crunchy Bok Choy Salad, Roasted Baby Bok Choy, Grilled Bok Choy