Bok choy

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Bok choy
Brassica rapa chinensis, called "bok choy" in the United States
SpeciesBrassica rapa
Cultivar groupChinensis, Pekinensis groups
OriginChina, before the 15th Century
Bok choy

Bok choy (also known as pak choi, boc choy, and pok choi) is classified as a Chinese cabbage. [1] It is part of the cabbage family and does not have the same stringiness. The dark green, crinkly leaves of the most common type are like Romaine lettuce.

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The Chinese, who have been cultivating the plant for more than 5000 years, [2] commonly refer to bok choy as pak choi or "white vegetable." Another common name is white cabbage.

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  1. "Boc Choy" (PDF). The University of Arizona - College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. Thompson, Chloe. "Bok Choy: 10 Fun Facts". WebMD. Retrieved 2020-08-08.

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