Purple Bok Choy, or also known as Purple Pak Choi is an Asian vegetable, and its a quick and easy growing plant. The vegetable has a sweet but also a delicate flavor to it, and the bite comes with a loud crunch. The average lifespan of a seed is around three years. The difference between a regular bok choy and a purple one is in the leaves, as the regular bok choy has green leaves and the purple bok choy has purple. The stalks are greenish-white in both cases.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Brassicales
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Genus: Brassica
- Species: Rapa
- Binomial name: Brassica rapa, chinensis group
Purple Bok Choy Trivia
- Bok Choy looks like celery but its a member of the cabbage family.
- The vegetable is sometimes referred to as a “soup spoon” because of its shape.
- The plant has been cultivated for 5,000 years in Asia.