Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok ChoyAugust 18, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable (a relative of cabbage) that happens to be one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables in the world - it'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%.

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.  We're selling each 6.3 ounce package for $2.29*, every day.  You'll find it in our fresh produce section.

*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Bok Choy is $1.99 in our West Coast and Texas stores and $2.29 in our East Coast, Midwest and Southeast stores.

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