Also known as Chinese broccoli, Gai Lon is a highly nutritious, green, leafy plant with smooth, round stems and leaves with no florets. In summer Gai Lon has a bitter flavor, in winter a sweet flavor. The white flowers and smaller leaves are also eaten. Gai Lon is rich in vitamins A, C, and K - Gai Lon is only 19 calories per serving. It is also a good source of beta-carotene and contains iron, calcium, and folate.
Gai Lon is a leafy vegetable with a long, thick stalk.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Gai Lon is commonly cooked in stir fry, steamed or boiled.
Conserving and Storing
Refrigerate in a plastic bag for only a few days.