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Kale: Is There Too Much Hype?

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Kale: Is There Too Much Hype?

Kale has risen to fame in the company of other dark-green leafy vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard and collards. This group of plants gained their healthy reputation through the vitamins and special chemicals that they contain, which do everything from keeping your bones strong to reducing your risk of cancer.

Still the question remains: Why has kale’s recent surge in popularity begun to overshadow that of other dark-green leafy vegetables?

While it may be partially fad and partially flavor, in truth, kale’s calcium content alone could have won it a leading role at the dinner table. Thankfully for us though there are even more talents hidden in this tasty green, that make it well-deserving of the hype.

 

NB: Kale is also an easy and durable plant to grow!

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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7:13AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

In case you might benefit from having 'the numbers', Kale, which is very easy to grow so everyone with a veggie garden ought to have a plant or two every year , and if you're not a veggie gardener you might consider putting a Kale plant in between the rose bushes - your body will thank you... So will your wallet, because Kale can get pricey...

Anyway, the numbers: KALE: 14 Calories to the Ounce, .6 grams of Fiber, .9 grams of Protein including all of the amino acids save for hydroxyproline, 4300 iu's of Vitamin A, 33 mg of Vitamin C, and 225 mcg of Vitamin K, for example...

Compare that to Spinach: 4 Calories to the Ounce, Miniscule Fiber content, .4 grams of Protein with virtually none of the amino acids, 1200 IU's of Vitamin A, 8 mg of Vitamin C, and virtually no Vitamin K...

You decide...

God Bless,

Bud

6:43AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

I can't find it in my local store :-(

9:41PM PDT on May 25, 2013

all hale
KALE !!

8:06AM PDT on May 23, 2013

love.Love.LOVE. KALE!! I have decided I want to be a Kale Farmer as I eat so much of it! Thank You for the Super Informative Article! :)

8:17AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Man I love kale

7:39PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

thanks

9:59PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks

8:44PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Dont seem to be able to get it around my area of country Queensland.

10:31PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I love kale raw. One time I sauteed it in butter with fresh garlic and yellow onion, and proceeded to make spaghetti sauce. Delicious. By the way if your lettuce is wilted, simply soak it in cold water for a bit and it will spring back to crisp fullness.

2:36PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

so fare ottimi piatti con i cavoli

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