logo

Video encyclopedia

Leek

3:44

How-To Clean and Cut Leeks

2:56

What kind of vegetable is a leek?

2:48

Harvesting Leeks and Onions

2:31

How to Cook Leeks

1:45

How to Cook Vegetables : Preparing to Cook Leeks Vegetables Recipe

The leek is a vegetable, a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum, the broadleaf wild leek. The edible part of the plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk. The genus Allium also contains the onion, garlic, shallot, scallion, chive, and Chinese onion.