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Leeks

(Allium Sprout)

Believed to be a native either to Algiers or Switzerland, this herb was grown by ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. A relative of onion, chives and garlic, leek has a mild onion flavor and is prized as a vegetable and flavoring agent. Leek sprouts are often mixed with alfalfa sprouts to tone down the strong "onion" flavor.

Vitamins A, B, C, and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
Carotene, Chlorophyll
Amino Acids
Trace Elements
Protein: 20%

 

 

Leaks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), raw

Scientific Name: Allium ampeloprasum

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water g 83.00 1
Energy kcal 61 0
Energy kj 255 0
Protein g 1.50 1
Total lipid (fat) g 0.30 1
Ash g 1.05 0
Carbohydrate, by difference g 14.15 0
Fiber, total dietary g 1.8 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 59 1
Iron, Fe mg 2.10 1
Magnesium, Mg mg 28 1
Phosphorus, P mg 35 1
Potassium, K mg 180 1
Sodium, Na mg 20 1
Zinc, Zn mg 0.12 0
Copper, Cu mg 0.120 0
Manganese, Mn mg 0.481 0
Selenium, Se mcg 1.0 0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 12.0 1
Thiamin mg 0.060 1
Riboflavin mg 0.030 1
Niacin mg 0.400 1
Pantothenic acid mg 0.140 0
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.233 0
Folate, total mcg 64 0
Folic acid mcg 0 0
Folate, food mcg 64 0
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 64 0
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.00 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 95 1
Retinol mcg 0 0
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 5 1
Vitamin E mg_ATE 0.920 0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.040 0
4:0 g 0.000 0
6:0 g 0.000 0
8:0 g 0.000 0
10:0 g 0.000 0
12:0 g 0.000 0
14:0 g 0.000 0
16:0 g 0.038 1
18:0 g 0.002 1
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.004 0
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
18:1 undifferentiated g 0.004 1
20:1 g 0.000 0
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.166 0
18:2 undifferentiated g 0.067 1
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.099 1
18:4 g 0.000 0
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
20:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:6 n-3 g 0.000 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0
Amino acids
Tryptophan g 0.012 5
Threonine g 0.063 9
Isoleucine g 0.052 9
Leucine g 0.096 9
Lysine g 0.078 12
Methionine g 0.018 12
Cystine g 0.025 7
Phenylalanine g 0.055 9
Tyrosine g 0.041 8
Valine g 0.056 9
Arginine g 0.078 9
Histidine g 0.025 9
Alanine g 0.074 8
Aspartic acid g 0.140 8
Glutamic acid g 0.226 8
Glycine g 0.069 8
Proline g 0.066 8
Serine g 0.092 8

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15 (August 2002)