Grown organically in certified organic farms, ZENXIN Organic Choy Sum are well known for their pure organic quality, authentic taste and nutrient profile.
Spotting thick-stemmed shoots and flower tips that are crisp and flavorful, ZENXIN Organic Choy Sum have a delicate, slightly mustard-like flavour and are delicious when served in salads, soups or stir-fried dishes.
Hand-picked for best quality and strictly grown in accordance with organic farming methods, organic choy sum at ZENXIN is grown without the use of pesticides and chemicals, using instead organic fertilizers and compost, produced by the first Certified Organic Input Manufacturer in Malaysia, ZENXIN Organic Fertilizers & Compost Factory.
5 Reasons Why Organic Choy Sum is Good For You
Choy Sum, a green leafy vegetable that is available year-round, comes with a sweet taste and a tinge of mustard-green flavour.
- Choy Sum is a member of the family Brassicaceae. Members of this family contain chemical components called glucosinolates, which are believed to be having cancer-protective benefits and provides the distinctive and pungent scent to this family of vegetables.
- Choy Sum is a great source of folate, calcium and iron, it is also high in vitamin K which can be beneficial in the prevention of such diseases as osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.
- Rich in carotene (pro-vitamin A), and dietary fibre, it also supplies potassium and folic acid
- Fresh choy sum is a powerhouse of many vital B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B6), riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine, and thiamin (vitamin B-1).
- Choy sum is an excellent source of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid). Just 100 g of choy sum provides you with 45 mg or 75 % of one’s daily requirement of vitamin C
Choy Sum is one of the most popular vegetables used in Cantonese cuisine, often prepared by blanching and then tossing with oyster sauce, rice wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, or lightly stir-fried with garlic.
In your choy sum purchase, you may sometimes observe choy sum flowers, which are absolutely safe to consume, even if they might taste slightly bitter after cooking.
For short term storage, Choy Sum can be refrigerated for up to 7 days and kept unwashed in a plastic bag. For longer term storage, blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes before freezing. Nevertheless, consume it fresh to enjoy the benefits of this leafy green.