Leek

(Allium porrum)

a bulb from the same family as garlic and the onion, with a bulbous root. It is around 50 centimetres high and 3 or 4 centimetres thick. The leaves, which range from white to dark green, and the white bulb, have a similar taste to the onion, but much milder and more delicate.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Porro
Spanish: Puerro
English: Leek

Category

Vegetable

Family

Commercial: Bulb garden produce
Scientific: Liliàcia

Nutritional value

42 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

250 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Leek

This is an important crop in many countries, including France, Great Britain, Spain (La Rioja, Badajoz, Barcelona, Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, Toledo, Burgos, Navarre, Cadiz, Alava), Belgium, Denmark and Holland.

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