The Leek belongs to the family of Liliaceae. Its black seed is small-sized, irregularly
prismatic-shaped: each gram contains about 200 seeds. Leek sprouts need quite a
long time to grow: the complete germination takes about two weeks.
Leek sprouts are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and minerals, especially Calcium,
Phosphorus, Iron, Sulphur and Magnesium. They have highly curative properties:
they help reduce cholesterol, reinforce the immune system, have a good antiseptic
power and are effective as tonic for the nerves and weak laxative.
Leek sprouts are recommended to spice up salads, meat and fish dishes; they are
delicious in soups, omelettes and "polenta" (thick maize porridge), added just
One of the many recipes
Egg omelette with leek sprouts
- 4 fresh eggs
- 50 gr leek sprouts
- 2 table spoons milk
- 2 table spoons grated Parmigiano cheese
- Sunflower oil
Beat the eggs with a fork, add sprouts, milk, grated cheese and salt.
Fry in a hot pan with a little sunflower oil in order to get an omelette. Serve with
toasted wholemeal bread