Kale: Superfood Spotlight

Kale is everywhere these days. Tossed in salads, sautéed, blended into smoothies, roasted into chips – this superfood has become a classic choice! A leafy green veggie, kale’s earthy flavor is the perfect accent to any meal.

Varieties of Kale:

  • Curly: bright dark green or purple in color, has tight ruffled leaves. This kale is peppery and bitter with a deep earthy taste.
  • Lacianto: dark blue-green leaves with a slightly wrinkled and firm texture. It has a slightly earthy flavor with an almost nutty sweetness.
  • Red Russian: flat, fringed leaves that resemble big oak leaves with a red tinge and a slightly reddish-purple stem. The flavor is sweet and mild with a little bit of pepperiness.
  • Redbor Kale: a deep purple-red, it has a mild earthy sweetness. This kale is popular for beautifying the garden and being an edible floral accent!

With an abundance of health benefits, kale has become more than a trend.

Health Benefits

This leafy green contains antioxidants that may help protect against cancer if consumed at least once a week. To maintain antioxidant content, eat the kale raw or slightly cooked, such as a light blanching. With vitamins K, A and C, kale promotes bone health and normal blood clotting. Just 1 cup of kale has 20% of vitamin A and C, talk about a cup full of goodness. This superfood is also rich in calcium, potassium, and fiber. Veggie lovers unite because per calorie, kale has more iron than beef!

Kale Made Tasty

The folks over at National Kale Day have a selection of easy kale recipes! And we have a few recipes up our sleeve as well. Check out our

Green Machine Smoothie

Kale-Yeah Smoothie

Big-Ass Salad

Avocado Pesto

The kale + kefir possibilities are endless!

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