There are several varieties of kale; curly kale, ornamental kale, red Russian kale and dinosaur kale, all differ in taste, texture and appearance.
How to Store:
- Wrap in a damp paper towel, placed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator crisper
- Do not wash before storing since this may cause it to become limp.
- Kale can be kept in the refrigerator for several days
How to Prepare:
- Wash the leaves thoroughly under cool running water
- Both the leaves and stems can be eaten.
- If a recipe calls for the leaves only, take each leaf and fold it in half lengthwise, hold the folded leaves near the base and gently pull on the stem or use a knife to cut the leaves from the stems.
Excellent source of –
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
Very good source of –
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin B6
Good source of
- Omega 3
- Vitamin E
Studies have shown these possible health benefits.
- Cancer prevention
- Detox and cleanse
- Lower cataract risk
- Prevent damage to the eyes from excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays
- Promote lung health
- Immune support
- Reduce inflammatory conditions
- Help to prevent atherosclerosis
- Assist with a healthy immune system
- Promote energy production
- Keep blood sugar levels under control
- Promote bone health
- Slow loss of mental function
- Support cardiovascular health