Ingredient Spotlight: Kale

December 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

Kale! Kale!Kale!

It was once a lowly common ground shrub, and now whole cultures of foodies and health-nuts have embraced it as a superfood.

So, what is so amazing about kale? Everything, basically.

Nutrition

Kale is high in beta carotine, vitamin K, calcium, potassium and many other vitamin and minerals. It even has several chemicals that have been found to fight cancer and help repair the body’s cells and DNA.

How to Cook

In order to preserve the vitamins, minerals, and other benefits of kale, it should not be boiled. Steaming or lightly stir frying is the way to go.

Ways to Eat

While I haven’t had it, everyone seems to rave about kale chips. It is on my list of things to do!
On the other hand, I love a green smoothie with a healthy amount of kale. Recipe coming up soon!


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