A vegetable sourced locally from our farmers whenever possible. Leeks have a milder, sweeter flavour than onions, although they need to be cooked thoroughly to bring out the sweetness and avoid an overpowering flavour. The layers between leeks can trap grit or soil, so to prepare them for cooking they should be thoroughly washed before use. Cut off the root and any dry green ends, Insert the point of the knife in the stalk where the green meets the white and slice up lengthwise. Rinse thoroughly under cold running water to flush out any grit. Our Leeks are generally very clean and need only a little attention. A 100g portion of leeks typically contains 21 calories, 0.7g fat, 2.6g carbohydrates, 1.2g protein and 1.7g fibre.