Wong A Pak, Antioxidant Rich Food, for Healthy Skin, Eyes and Hair

Wong A Pak

Other names:

  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Nappa Cabbage (or Napa Cabbage)
  • Wong Bok (or Won Bok)
  • Chinese Leaf

Its Chinese name literally translate into "Grandfather Wong" ... the term "grandfather" used, is a term of endearment referring to an older (male) person.

This Chinese vegetable has been respectfully providing nutrition, antioxidant and all, for generations, and truly deserve the respected name it has been given.

Wong A Pak is sometimes mistakenly referred to as "bak choy", another type of Chinese vegetables ... though they are from the same family, they are different vegetables. Nonetheless, both are loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients.

Wong A Pak'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 Wong A Pak

Native of:

  • China

Now Found\Grown in:

  • grown in many places globally, mainly Asia

Wong A Pak, a Wealth of Antioxidants
  • Used as a symbol of wealth and prosperity in the Chinese culture.
  • Used to make kimchi, one type of Korean pickle.

Examples of Health Benefits of Wong A Pak

  • 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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