From Green and Red Curly, to Lacianto, Tuscan, Dinosaur, Red Russian, and Redbor kale, there are many types of kale to select from. Generally speaking, the darker the color, the more “kale like” it will taste. For a milder taste, select a lighter color of kale. Kale is not new to the market place. Matter of fact, kale was the most popular leafy green in Europe until the middle ages. It wasn’t until recently that kale’s popularity went mainstream here in the states. From kale chips, to smoothies, salads and even sautéed with chicken, kale has made a huge splash! Its nutritional benefits are also making a huge splash!
- Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids to help protect against various cancers.
- Because it’s a good source of fiber, kale is a great leafy vegetable for aiding in digestion and intestinal cleansing.
- High in iron that’s good for proper liver function and per calorie, kale has more iron than beef!
- Per calorie, kale offers more calcium than milk.
- Kale is high in vitamin A – good for vision and skin. Vitamin C – helpful for your immune system, metabolism, and for hydration. Vitamin K – for protection against various cancers. One Green Planet
So before you blend your favorite morning smoothie, consider doing your body good by adding a handful of kale.
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