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British Leeks

11 August 2019

Did you know that the Romans considered Leeks to be a super vegetable ?

Both the British climate & soil is ideally suited to growing leeks. Allium porrum is the version of the leek cultivated in the UK and is a member of the onion family.

British Leeks - Healthy Facts

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks, Romans & Egyptians valued leeks for their therapeutic properties and that the Roman Emperor Nero ate large quantities to improve his voice ?

From soothing sore throats to helping keep gout & kidney stones at bay, Leeks are packed full of health benefits and are commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments.

Easier to digest than onions, leeks have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic and anti-arthritic properties &, if eaten regularly, can help you to stay healthy.

 

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