Kale is awesome!
My recipe file is loaded with kale recipes.
In fact, I have two more that I want to upload, but I’m thinking you may not understand what all the fuss is with kale.
-What if I told you that Kale is the ultimate superfood — packed full of phytonutrients, with bio-available calcium and proteins?
-What if I shared with you that eating kale in the raw would benefit your hair, skin, and nails?
-How about if I expressed kale’s amazing detoxifying qualities?
Would that excite you into trying new recipes with
WHAT is Kale?
Kale is a green, leafy vegetable in the Brassica family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and collard greens. There are multiple types of kale, including red Russian kale, curly kale, ornamental kale, and dinosaur kale. The most widely available are Curly Kale (green and purple) and Lacinato (Dinosaur) kale. They can be found in most markets. The biggest difference between the types of kale is in its appearance: Curly Kale has a wider, more ruffled leaf and thick, fibrous stalk and is usually a brighter shade of green than the other varieties. It has a slightly more pungent and bitter taste than other types of kale. Lacinato kale, also known as Dinosaur kale, has narrower, darker leaves that are almost blue-green in color with an embossed texture. It has a bit of a sweeter, more delicate taste than curly kale.
Kale is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is very high in vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. It has also been found to have sulfur-containing phytonutrients that help prevent cancer.
Vitamin A: Protects skin against sun damage and acne. Reverses signs of aging.
Vitamin K: A critical nutrient for bone health and helps prevent osteoporosis
Vitamin C: Protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
ONE cup of kale provides all the daily requirements for vitamins A and C and contains only 36 calories.
It is also a great source of calcium and fiber.
+ Kale is considered a poor man’s food.
+ Kale grown in colder temperatures actually has sweeter leaves.
+ The best way to store kale is to wrap the leaves in a damp paper towel and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. It can last several days, but will become more bitter over time.
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