Leeks

Leeks date back to 4,000 BC, originating in Asia. These slender green vegetables, which resemble green onions in appearance, are actually closely related to garlic and kurrat. Once called "the poor man's asparagus," leeks were once prepared as suitable alternatives to asparagus, as they were much less expensive. Emperor Nero consumed leeks often in soups or oils, believing them to be critical in maintaining his sonorous voice. Leeks are known for being efficient blood purifiers, and are also beneficial to the liver and the respiratory system. Moreover, since leeks are so closely related to ..

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