Leeks are often overlooked but actually, have a brilliant nutritional profile. They contain high levels of flavonoids, vitamin A, E and K and fiber too. If consumed regularly, they also have the benefit of protecting your heart's health, strengthening the immune system and lowering blood pressure. They're certainly a vegetable that should be consumed often as part of a healthy, Primal diet.

A rich source of: vitamin A , vitamin e, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium.

Leeks, raw

Energy (kcal) 23
Energy (kJ) 99
Water (g) 90.7
Starch (g) 0.3
Total sugars (g) 3.8
Glucose (g) 1.6
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 2
Sucrose (g) 0.2
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 1.5
Protein (g)/100kcal 6.5
Protein % of calories 26.1
Carbohydrate (g) 4.1
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 17.8
Carb % of calories 71.3
Fat (g) 0.2
Fat (g)/100kcal 0.9
Fat % of calories 7.8
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 0
Mono FA /100g food (g) 0
Poly FA /100g food (g) 0.1
Trans FAs /100g food (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 359
Potassium (mg) 172
Calcium (mg) 119
Magnesium (mg) 20
Phosphorus (mg) 295
Iron (mg) 1.5
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 0.8
Chloride (mg) N
Manganese (mg) N
Selenium (µg) N
Iodine (µg) N
Vitamin D (µg) N
Vitamin E (mg) 6.2
Thiamin (mg) 0
Riboflavin (mg) 0.1
Niacin (mg) 0.6
Tryptophan/60 (mg) N
Niacin equivalent (mg) N
Vitamin B6 (mg) N
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.2
Folate (µg) 21
Pantothenate (mg) 0.7
Biotin (µg) 2.8
Vitamin C (mg) 0
Alcohol (g) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 2.2
AOAC fibre (g) 2.8
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Retinol (µg) 0
Carotene (µg) 0
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 0