What is Kale?
Kale is a leafy green or red vegetable that is part of the cabbage family. Kale is the plant that keeps on giving — as you harvest your kale, it continues to grow well into the fall months. Kale is great for Salads, Sauteed Vegetables and Crunchy Kale Chips.
So What’s So Great About Kale?
- It is so easy to grow. Our family planted kale in June and it is now October. We pick kale once a week, and it keeps growing back.
- Kale is so versatile. You can have it in salad, in lasagna, sautee it or make kale chips for movie night, as a replacement for potato chips.
- Kale stands out for it’s nutrient richness and benefits of preventing cancer. Kale is high in vitamin K (1,300% of DV), vitamin A (350% of DV) and vitamin C (90% of DV) and rich in manganese, fiber and copper.
- Vitamin K helps to heal open-wound injuries by allowing the blood to clot around the wound and prevent excess bleeding or bruising. It also helps with bone health.
- Vitamin A/beta carotene supports good vision, a healthy immune system and cell growth.
- Vitamin C helps protect your immune system, heart, eyes and skin.
Why we love Kale
- We love kale because it is fun to grow! We planted it from seeds and had so much fun watching it grow.
- Kale tastes great — when you cook it right. If your family doesn’t like the taste of raw kale, massage olive oil into the leaves and it tastes yummy!
- Kale is a great substitute for lettuce — we have been eating it all summer.
- Kale is super healthy and we feel great knowing we are feeding our body so well.