|Scientific name||Brassica Rapa L.|
|Storage conditions||7-10 °C|
|Shelf life||7 days|
|Availability||All year round|
Choi sum is a green leafy vegetable similar to kai-lan, and can be characterized by the distinct yellow flowering shoots. It is sweet and crunchy with a mildy cruciferous flavour like broccoli, whilst the flower buds deliver a mustard-like taste. Choi sum is a very popular vegetable in Chinese cuisine and can be sauteed, stir-fried, lightly boiled, steamed or added to soups. Rich in carotene A, calcium, and vitamin K which is vital for blood clotting and bone metabolim and therefore can help prevent osteoperosis.