Thursday, 27 September 2012

Eat Your Kale

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Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. Turns out there's quite a bit of science behind this super food hype. Kale is an excellent, potent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids.

Research has also shown that kale contains 45 different flavonoids with a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The name borecole originates from the Dutch boerenkool (farmer's cabbage). Here in the Netherlands we usually serve borecole with a smoked sausage.

(thanks Miss Rare)

5 comment(s):

DrGoat said...

Unfortunately, really bad if you have a tendency to form kidney stones. Very high in oxalates.

stephanie said...

Kale chips..... Mmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

not easy to cook

Gareth said...

I grow loads of the stuff on my allotment. Not only do I find it tastier than most cabbages, but more versatile too.

Oh and Fritz it's as easy to cook as any other leaf. Cabbage, spinach, whatever.

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