Bok choy (also known as pak choi or Brassica chinensis) is a relative of cabbage, and belongs to cruciferous vegetables, a family of especially nutrient-dense vegetables that contain unique anti-cancer compounds.
It is a common ingredient in many Asian-inspired recipes. You should have no trouble finding bok choy at the market as it is available almost year-round. Look for a plant with firm stalks that is free of brown spots. Bok choy is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, providing lots of vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate, calcium, and other nutrients.
It is highly beneficial for its calcium availability – bok choy is lower in oxalate, a substance that binds up calcium and prevents it from being absorbed, than most other leafy greens. …Read more