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Leek Nutrition

Leek Nutrition This vegetable belongs to the same family as garlic and onions. Leek nutrition contains some great health giving goodness which makes them a beneficial vegetable choice.

  • Research has shown that a high intake of this group of vegetables will reduce bad cholesterol levels and raise good cholesterol levels.

  • Leek nutrition contains a good level of manganese which helps to synthesise fatty acids and cholesterol. Manganese also maintains good blood sugar levels and promotes thyroid gland health and also protects the cells from free radical damage. Manganese also helps with the health of your nerves.

  • Leeks are a good source of vitamin A which plays a part in eye health and also helps to fight off viral infections.

  • Leek nutrition also contains a good amount of beta carotene which protects the cells from free radical damage and also provides a source of vitamin A. Beta carotene also helps the immune and reproductive systems function properly.

  • Leeks provide a good amount of lutein and zeaxanthin which plays a part in eye health and also helps to defend the cells from free radical damage.

  • Leeks also contain a good amount of vitamin K which helps with blood clotting and also helps to prevent postmenopausal bone loss. Vitamin K can also provide protection against liver and prostate cancer.

  • One cup of leeks contains around 54 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF LEEKS:

    Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw

    Refuse: 56%  (Tops, root end and skin)
    Scientific Name:  Allium ampeloprasum
    NDB No: 11246 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
    -------
    89g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    73.87
    Energy
    kcal
    54
    Energy
    kJ
    227
    Protein
    g
    1.33
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.27
    Ash
    g
    0.93
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    12.59
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    1.6
    Sugars, total
    g
    3.47
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    53
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    1.87
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    25
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    31
    Potassium, K
    mg
    160
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    18
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.11
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.107
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.428
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.9
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    10.7
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.053
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.027
    Niacin
    mg
    0.356
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.125
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.207
    Folate, total
    mcg
    57
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    57
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    57
    Choline, total
    mg
    8.5
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    74
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    890
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    1484
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    1691
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.82
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    41.8
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.036
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.034
    18:0
    g
    0.002
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.004
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.004
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.148
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.060
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.088
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.011
    Threonine
    g
    0.056
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.046
    Leucine
    g
    0.085
    Lysine
    g
    0.069
    Methionine
    g
    0.016
    Cystine
    g
    0.022
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.049
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.036
    Valine
    g
    0.050
    Arginine
    g
    0.069
    Histidine
    g
    0.022
    Alanine
    g
    0.066
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.125
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.201
    Glycine
    g
    0.061
    Proline
    g
    0.059
    Serine
    g
    0.082
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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