In Season: Bok Choy

Bok choy (Brassica rapa), a member of the cabbage family, has been cultivated by the Chinese for 5,000 years. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s ANDI scores, bok choy (also known as Chinese cabbage) is the fifth-most nutritious food in the world. At just 20 calories per serving, it’s loaded with indoles—compounds that lower cancer risk—and calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin A.

>>Easy Bok Choy

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook two cloves of chopped, crushed garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, one to two minutes. Mix in eight heads of baby bok choy, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cook and stir until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become translucent, five to eight minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve. Source: