Leek-Allium porrum and Green Onions-Allium fistulosum,its extracts.
Leek Basic Info.:
Botanical Data:Leek(Allium porrum)
Leek has a much milder flavour than most onions.
Family: Alliaceae Genus: Allium Species: A. ampeloprasum
Binomial name:Allium ampeloprasum(Linnaeus) ;Allium porrum
Common name: Leek
Synonyms: Allium ampeloprasum porrum ((L.)J.Gay.)
Other Possible Synonyms: A. ampeloprasum; A. ampeloprasum var. porrum
Other Common Names: Garden Leek [P,B], Hawar [E], Kurrath [E], Leek [H], Pirasa [E], Poireau [E], Prasium [E],
The tender white part is used raw or cooked in salads, sauces, soups and various other dishes. The coarser green part is usually used in broths, soups, stews and purees.
Ampeloprasum var. porrum (L.) J. Gay) is a vegetable belonging, with onion and garlic, to the Alliaceae, the onion family. Also in this species are two very different vegetables: The elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum) grown for its bulbs, and kurrat which is grown for its leaves in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. The leek is also sometimes classified as Allium porrum (L.)
Rather than forming a tight bulb such as the onion, the leek produces a long cylinder of bundled leaf sheaths which are generally blanched by pushing soil around them (trenching). They are often sold as small seedlings in flats which are started early in greenhouses, to be set out as weather permits. Once established in the garden, leeks are hardy; many varieties can be left in the ground during the winter to be harvested as needed.
Leek cultivars can be subdivided in several ways, but the chiefest is "summer leeks", intended for harvest in the season when planted, and overwintering leeks, meant to be harvested in the spring of the year following planting. Summer leek types are generally smaller than overwintering types; overwintering types are generally more strongly flavored.
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