Not just a buzzword, Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. One of the most popular leafy greens out there, it makes sense that kale is sought out by many for its high nutrition content and beneficial vitamins.
At this time of year, as the temperature cools, a small miracle is happening on farms across the country – the kale is getting even better. Touched by the chill, kale gets sweeter, as the sugars start to concentrate. And as the rest of the countries produce succumbs to the winter, kale stands strong!
One of the most nutritionally dense vegetables in the world, there are tons of health benefits when it comes to kale. As a fibrous leafy green, kale is great for aiding in digestion and elimination. Kale is pack full of iron. Boost your iron intake by pairing it with a food rich in vitamin C to help increase your body’s ability to absorb plant-based iron. High in vitamins A, C and K as well as antioxidants to keep our bodies in fighting shape in the wintertime.
Needless to say, kale is one vegetable you should add to your seasonal rotation to capture all the health benefits your body needs when it needs it.
Refrigerate in plastic bags to keep fresh.
Kale and cavolo nero are versatile vegetables and can be used in a variety of dishes. It is necessary to remove the thick stalks before cooking.
Use in smoothies or add shredded leaves to mashed potatoes, stir fries, soups, pasta or pies. Bake or dehydrate kale for a crisp snack. Add young tender kale leaves to salad greens.