Flat overlapping leaves forming an elongated cylindrical bulb which together with the leaf bases is eaten as a vegetable. 1 Piece weighs around 140 to 200 Grams
Leeks are a good source of iron, vitamin C and folate. Four ounces of raw leek contains about 75 calories. Though leeks are often interchangeable with onions and garlic, they can require specific preparation and are often highlighted in recipes for their particular flavour. Slowly cook sliced leeks in olive oil and butter until soft, then toss with beans and pasta. Cook with potatoes and vegetable broth, the puree for a classic potato-leek soup.