What are the nutritional benefits of incorporating this lovely long green plant into your dinner menus? Well, for one thing, leeks are loaded with the dietary flavonoid called kaempferol. Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry (Source: Mini Rev Med Chem. 2011 Apr; 11(4):298-344) has reported the following on kaempferol:
“Some epidemiological studies have found a positive association between the consumption of foods containing kaempferol and a reduced risk of developing several disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Numerous preclinical studies have shown that kaempferol and some glycosides of kaempferol have a wide range of pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, antidiabetic, anti-osteoporotic, estrogenic/antiestrogenic, anxiolytic, analgesic, and antiallergic activities.”
You’ll find leeks in many of The Dinner Daily recipes because they are not only highly nutritious, but they are delicious and extremely versatile veggies!