Saturday, April 12, 2014
Kale has been proclaimed by many as one of the world's healthiest vegetables. Wikipedia describes kale, or borecole, as a vegetable with green or purple leaves in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of cabbage.
Not only is it high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A and Potassium, but it is also said to be rich in antioxidants, anti inflammatory nutrients, and anti cancer nutrients. I know that it is popular to include Kale in green smoothies along with fruit and other nutrient dense foods, and I've seen recipes for salads and chips, and I think I bought some once several years ago, but have not made it a regular part of our diet. I have a very long to-do list on this beautiful spring Saturday, and one of them is to find some Kale to plant in my garden.
Is Kale a regular part of your diet? If so, what are your favorite ways to prepare this popular vegetable?