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"B" is for Bok Choy!!

This week is all about the letter “B” at Ka Hana Pono!!

These boys are enjoying Bok Choy!!

Today we learned…

There are many kinds of bok choy that vary in color, taste, and size, including tah tsai and joi choi. You might also find bok choy spelled pak choi, bok choi, or pak chou.

The Chinese have been cultivating the vegetable for more than 5,000 years.

The veggie is packed with vitamins A and C. One cup of cooked bok choy provides more than 100% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of A, and close to two-thirds the RDA of C.

The veggie takes about 2 months from planting to harvest and thrives best in milder weather.

Bok choy is sometimes called a “soup spoon” because of the shape of its leaves.

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