In tunnels on our Forttown Farm in rural County Antrim, we produce two varieties of Pak Choi.
Pak Choi is a wonderful food which is so versatile and useful in cooking. Shanghai Pak Choy or Pak Choi as it is often referred to was a true diversification of a local farmer who saw the need for an innovative produce which has already demonstrated much success. Pak Choi is one of the oldest Chinese vegetables and has been cultivated in China since the fifth century A.D.
If you would like to buy any of our produce or come and see it here at the farm, call us on 028 2568 5535.
Pak Choi is an extremely versatile vegetable and there are so many ways I like to cook it depending on the recipe.
I have especially enjoyed developing a couple of recipes for Robin which demonstrate the versatility of this wonderful produce and I would encourage you to have a go.
R J Cherry & Son run the farm environmentally friendly with a focus on reducing our carbon footprint. We produce electricity taking advantage of our wind turbine.
Important health benefits that have been associated with consuming Pak Choi include its abilities to aid in healthy digestion. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and dietary fibre.
The leafy vegetable is low fat, low calorie, and low carbohydrate and also contains potassium and vitamin B6. Some of the vitamins found in pak choi are also powerful antioxidants, making this tasty cabbage an extremely healthy treat.
Furthermore, the rich amount of beta-carotene inherent in pak choi can help to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Beta-carotene has also been known to reduce the risk of cataracts. Pak choi is also an excellent source of folic acid, and can also contain other healthful nutrients like iron, depending on where it was grown.
CAFRE – College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise
Storage & Care
I always advice using the Pak Choi as fresh as possible however if it is store wrapped in damp paper towels without washing it will store for 4-5 days in the vegetable box in a refrigerator.
We cultivate and grow the Pak Choi in a completely grit and soil free environment. This unique way of producing Pak Choi means it is completely grit free and because it is produced clean it is not washed and this gives our vegetable a longer storage life.
Robin Cherry – RJ Cherry and Son