Like other members of the allium family (which also includes onions, garlic, scallions, shallots, and chives), leeks are antimicrobial, help reduce inflammation and regulate lipid levels in the blood. Leeks contain important amounts of the flavonoid kaempferol, which has repeatedly been shown to help protect our blood vessel linings from damage. Leeks are also an excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps regulate the body’s inflammatory process, and they offer good amounts of manganese, vitamin B6, copper, iron, folate, vitamin E, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin C. And did you know that the most nutritious part of alliums is their green shoots? This part of the plant is included in Dr. Cowan's Garden Leek Powder to enhance not only its flavor, but also its nutritional power.
Dr. Cowan's Garden powders allow for the assimilation of an abundance of plant diversity to be easily and deliciously incorporated into our everyday lives. The varieties that the Dr. Cowan's Garden team grows in their garden are King Richard and Autumn Giant. The flavor is a sweet and milk onion-y flavor. It's amazing sprinkled on salads, eggs, rice, quinoa, buttered popcorn, steamed or roasted vegetables, fish, or chicken. Add to smoothies, soups, stews, pasta, spaghetti sauce – really, anything you enjoy eating!
4.2oz/Approximately 50 servings (1 tsp = an average-size serving of the fresh vegetable)
100% organic leeks
Sprinkle on salads, eggs, rice, quinoa, buttered popcorn, steamed or roasted vegetables, fish, or chicken. Add to smoothies, soups, stews, pasta, spaghetti sauce – really, anything you enjoy eating! One teaspoon equals an average-size serving of the fresh vegetable.
Originating as an idea at a family vacation in Cape Cod in July 2015, Dr. Cowan’s Garden is a true family-owned-and-run business. With over 40 years of studying food and nutrition and working with patients, Dr. Tom Cowan is a longtime holistic physician living and practicing in San Francisco who specializes in helping people heal through diet and natural medicines. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health, and he is a passionate and knowledgeable grower of vegetables. He does, indeed, plant and tend many of the vegetables that are turned into these powders. Dr. Cowan believes that, taking our lead from healthy traditional peoples, we should strive to eat at least 10 to 12 different plants a day to avail ourselves of all the concentrated vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that plants have to offer – and Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders help us achieve this plant diversity with ease and accessibility on a daily basis.
Sourcing vegetables from their own organic garden, as well as directly from organic and biodynamic farmers in New York, Pennsylvania, and California, Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders are as nutrient-dense as they are efficacious. All vegetables are gently and intentionally dehydrated (some steamed beforehand) before being turned into powdered form; and all powders are created in-house in Dr. Cowan’s Garden California studio.