Leeks are mild members of the Allium – or onion – family and popular in Mediterranean cooking.
Similar in appearance to a large scallion, leeks have broad green leaves and thick white bodies. With their mild, sweet flavor, leeks are delicious added to soups; braised leeks make a perfect accompaniment to fish, poultry and meat dishes.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=490
Selecting and Storing Leeks
The leaves of leeks should be fresh,crisp and green, and the root should be white and free of bruises or blemishes. Store leeks loosely in plastic wrap in the crisper of the refrigerator. They will keep for up to a week.