Leek is a perennial plant of Allium genus. Its birthplace is western Asia. Despite this fact, the leek is so popular in Mediterranean countries, that lots of people think it origins from this region.
Unique Properties of onions were known in Antic times. They say that the leek was an indispensable ingredient in the diet of Emperor Nero. Romans perceived this product as a rich people food.
Leek recommended in case of podagra, sclerosis, rheumatism, urolithiasis and many other diseases. It is also useful in case of violation of the liver and obesity.
Leek contains potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sulfur, and magnesium. The plant consists essential oil, which is rich in sulfur, protein, ascorbic and nicotinic acid.
In addition, leek has an amazing property - during storage, the level of ascorbic acid in the plant is increased almost twice.