- Pak choy belongs to the brassica family. Other members of this family include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and brussel sprouts.
- Pak choy is a Chinese vegetable. Its seeds were brought to Australia during the gold rush by Chinese immigrants.
- Pak choy is sometimes known as baby bok choy. Pak choy has green stems whilst bok choy has white.
- It is sometimes spelt pak choi.
- It is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. It is also a good source of calcium and iron.
- It is a very versatile vegetable. Some popular ways to eat it include raw or cooked in stir-fries, soups and salads.
- It grows best during the cool seasons so it’s ideal to plant during autumn and spring.
- Pak choy is fast growing and can be harvested in around 6 weeks when grown from seed.
Here is a delicious salad recipe that uses pak choy. Why not make it today?