Is this a cross look of a cabbage and a lettuce? I saaw something in the store the other day when we were getting the babies theie food and was not sure what it was and if they could have it. I think this boc choy was what it was.
I dunno what the heck it is either, but Thrasher loves it too!! Also known as chinese cabbage, it's listed as an "occasional" food because it is high in goitrogens. Goitrogens bind iodine, which may lead to hypothyroidism.
Sounds like you are feeding sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). Big box grocers know as much about what they are selling as pet stores.
Fennel has a bulbus white base with each layer of the bulb having a stalk with green "hairs" (similar to dill) extending off of it. This is great when brassed with other winter veggies. Deffinent licorice scent.
Bok Choy looks like a cross between Collards and Romain. It grows in a tight clump like romain then the leaf is thick, dark green, and tough like collards. The stem is white and very wide at the base with a noticable vertical hole running up the middle of it. This is an aisan cabbage family member hense the giotgen levels. I commonly add the stems and some of the leaves, sliced about .25" thick, to my stir frys at the very last second -- long enought to wlit them but leave the stem crisp.
Post by SurvivorSteph on Nov 22, 2003 0:39:45 GMT -8
I was thinking exactly the same thing. But since my nose doesn't work, I didn't know what bok choy smells like.
I have the memory of smells, and I knew fennel smelled like licorice, but I don't remember ever smelling bok choy. btw... what does it smell like? I've always imagined it was some odd cross between celery and cabbage. OH TO SMELL AGAIN!!