February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
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Did you know that bok choy has been around for more than six thousand years? And did you know that it's one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables in the world? And did you know that Trader Joe's Baby Bok Choy is grown in Ventura, CA and is available, year-round, for the super-duper price of $1.99* for each 6.3 ounce package? So much to know…
Let's talk about those nutrients. Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable (a relative of cabbage) that’s loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and calcium. Unique to bok choy among its peers, interestingly, is the bioavailability of its calcium (how much can actually be absorbed by the human body). A full 54% of bok choy’s calcium can be absorbed by the body. By way of comparison, the figure for spinach, a very healthy green, is just five percent. It's even higher than milk, which comes in at 32%.
You can use Baby Bok Choy in soups and stir-frys, salads and side dishes. Slice it into long strips for stir-fry, blend it into a chopped salad, or sauté it in a bit of olive oil and garlic for a slightly sweet, crisp veggie side that will enliven any meal. Now you know.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Baby Bok Choy is $2.49 in our Southeast stores, East Coast and Midwest stores and $1.99 in our West Coast and Texas stores.
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