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What the kale is going on? - Facts on kale

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This green curly leafy plant is a SUPERFOOD. Kale belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and brussel sprouts. It’s rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. It’s also a source of two vital carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Easy to grow and inexpensive to buy, preparing it to eat is simple. It tastes great in salads, soups and curry – one of the great sources for vegan meals and vegetarian food. Cooked kale has similar texture to collard greens.

 

According to WebMD.com, eating a variety of natural, unprocessed vegetables can do wonders for your health, and choosing super-nutritious kale on a regular basis may provide significant health benefits including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol. Oh, and did you know that kale can boost fertility? It contains phytonutrients that may have beneficial effects on estrogen balance and is a great source of folate which is essential for preventing neural tube defects. Kale’s vitamin C is an antioxidant that is important to protecting eggs and sperm from free radicals.

 

Here’s raw kale’s nutritional information. Time to cook some up and enjoy its many benefits and flavors!  We, at Vegin' Out love to use kale in our weekly vegan meal dishes. 


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