Kailan (aka Chinese Broccoli) for Health

Kailan or Chinese Broccoli

Other names:

  • Gailan (a variation in the spelling)


Kailan is easily picked out from amongst the Chinese vegetables due to its distinct yellow flowers. However, there is another common Chinese vegetables, Choy Sum, which also has yellow flowers. The two are easily distinguished by the different green colors ... Kailan has a darker green and duller shade of green. Kailan's stems are usually thicker and denser, too.


Kailan's Main Nutrients

  • Antioxidant:    Vitamin (C,K),  Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • Other:               Vitamin (A,C,K), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, Dietary Fiber, Water


Interesting stuff on Kailan

Native of:

  • China


Now Found\Grown in:

  • grown in many places globally, mainly Asia


Examples of Health Benefits of Kailan

  • Cancer fighter
  • Blood Pressure regulator
  • Keeps digestive track healthy
  • Eye health
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial qualities
  • Boost ferritin level in body, and hence, helps control iron level


Some precautions

  • contains glucosinolates (natural compound that gives it it pungent taste). In small doses, glucosinolates has health benefits, but in large doses is considered toxic, especially when consumed in raw form.


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