Kale comes in many shapes and forms from curly to Cavolo Nero, Oriental to Redbore but all types have one thing in common, they are extremely nutritious. Classed as one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet on average one cup of Kale contains, the following percentages of the recommended daily allowance.
- Vitamin A: 206%
- Vitamin K: 684%
- Vitamin C: 134%
- Vitamin B6: 9%
- Manganese: 26%
- Calcium: 9%
- Potassium: 9%
- Magnesium: 6%
So how do you eat this nutrient-dense vegetable?
Kale can be eaten raw and is a great addition to salads. Young kale has a less bitter taste and chopped finely can add a great kick to your food. If you massage the leaves a little, it can help break down the fibre which some find more palatable.
Add to soups
Cooking with your soup ingredients makes the kale tender, whilst retaining nutrients. Try with beans and carrots for a filling bowl.
Steaming softens Kale, simply place in a colander over a pot of boiling water and cook for 5-10 minutes until tender. If you want the kale to remain green, steam uncovered.
Shredded kale is a great addition to stir fries, it adds colour nutrients and taste. Try adding garlic and onion and then shredded kale for a tasty side dish.
Make Kale chips by coating in a little oil and cooking in a hot oven. They only take a couple of minutes, and you can add flavourings to personalise your cooking.
In a smoothie
Add fresh kale to your blender with your favourite juices and enjoy this healthy vegetable. To make life easier why not use our organic kale juice, freshly juiced and frozen for your enjoyment. Alternatively, we have a kale, reishi and maca blend to add a little something different.
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