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Kale: A Certain Superfood

Kale: A Superfood

Kale is a dark leafy green vegetable that belongs to the brassica family, a group that includes Brussels sprouts, collards, and cabbage. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, and its rich antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory compounds make it a potent health-promoter. Research indicates that eating kale regularly may help to protect against certain cancers and to lower cholesterol (a risk factor for heart disease), as well as supporting the body’s natural detoxification system. According to the George Mateljan Foundation (2012), Kale is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C; a very good source of fiber, calcium*, and potassium; and… read more

Leafy Green Kale

Kale

There are many varieties of Kale, the leafy green we should all get more of. Black kale (also known as cavolo nero, dinosaur kale, dragon tongue, lacinato or Tuscan kale), Curly gray-green kale and red Russian kale, another variety that has red veins and a purplish colour, to name a few. Kale is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, so named because their flowers have four petals in the shape of a cross. Cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, and broccoli are others. Kale is wonderfully nutritious and is one of nature’s best sources of vitamins A, C and… read more