Vegetable Profile: Kale (Brassica Oleracea acephala)
Kale, as the grandmother of Brassicas, is a hardy green that is a reliable producer on our farm. It's enjoyed a wave of popularity over the past two decades, and for good reason - it packs a lot of nutritional punch for an easy to grow, long-season vegetable!
Young kale is warming when fresh, and sports a sweet, bitter, pungent flavor. It contains nutraceuticals lutein and zeaxanthin, which nourishes the eyesight. It is an exceptional source of chlorophyll, beta carotine, and calcium.
Kale stores best in the fridge or freezer. Use within 1 week.
Don't bother boiling cabbage! It's much more flavorful sauteed, or finely chopped raw or fermented.
The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia by Rebecca Wood
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