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North Carolina Bok Choy

North Carolina Bok ChoyBok choy, also known as Pak choi or Peking cabbage, forms a small but elongated head (not round like European cabbage) with plump white stalks and deep green leaves.

Cok Choy is a member of the brassica family, and offers nutritional assets similar to those of other cabbages: It is rich in vitamin C and contains significant amounts of nitrogen compounds known as indoles, as well as fiber--both of which appear to lower the risk of various forms of cancer.

Bok choy is also a good source of folate (folic acid). And with its deep green leaves, bok choy has more beta-carotene than other cabbages, and it also supplies considerably more calcium. The stalks and leaves have quite different textures, so in culinary terms, it's like getting two vegetables for the price of one.


North Carolina Bok Choy Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Bok Choy

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling

Optimum Temp ºF

32-36ºF

Optimum Humidity %

90-98%

Normal Storage Life

3 weeks

 
Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125