Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kale

Kale, aka borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. This leafy green, is available in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties and shares its family tree with vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale chips are a new staple in our house.  Kale is also the main base of my morning juices :)


  1. Hi Baygirl,
    Nice to be in this wonderful place.
    Broccoli is a nutritious vegetable
    Thanks for sharing about this superfood.
    Keep writing
    Best Regards

  2. I've been making kale soup for over a year now and it's great. I tried kale chips but I oversalted, they were too greasy (too much oil) and didn't get baked long enough to be crispy.

  3. I have to say I have never eaten Kale and I wouldn't buy it in case I disliked it. but I should try it:)

  4. I tried it on my salad once and thought it was a bit bitter. Wonder if there's a better way to eat it?

  5. Yes it's one of the many children of Wild Cabbage

  6. Kale is best in soup, I think. It softens a bit, and the bitterness is lessened. It's good in a tomato broth with other veggies. I'm popping in from the A-Z...hello! Fun blog here. Come visit me if you'd like: facebook pager -
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  7. I bought some kale, but I've been scared to try it!

  8. I'm just learning to like kale. I think most people don't prepare it correctly. Or maybe I should say, they don't prepare it the way I like it.