Gai Lan 芥蘭
China

  • $19


Sold in a bunch of ~300g / 10.6 oz

Gai Lan 芥蘭, also known as Chinese Broccoli / Kale has thick stalks, large flat leaves & tiny buds (if the buds have flowered, its a sign it isn't as fresh). It has a slightly bitter (though not as bitter as broccoli) taste, and is usually stir-fried with garlic, or poached in water & served with oyster sauce on top

Seasonality

Seasonal all-year round

Pairings
Gai Lan are best paired with:

Health Benefits

  • Cancer-Fighting Properties: Gai Lan contains glucosinolates which can be converted into highly active isothiocyanates ("ITC"s) which detoxify enzymes that facilitate the removal of carcinogens from the body, and stimulate apoptosis in cancer cells
  • Cardiovascular Benefits: Gai Lan are packed with vitamin K, which may offer significant cardiovascular benefits due the ability of this powerful vitamin to direct calcium into the bone tissue, rather than the arteries!
Nutritional Values (% of your Daily Value*)
*Daily Value of your nutritional needs, per 100g serving, assuming a caloric intake of 2,000 calories per day. More info here. Sourced from the USDA National Nutrient Database.
Health Benefits are based on empirical research as cited above, but this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.