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Whats so good about kale

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As a rule of thumb any vegetable that has a very deep colour like kale has a high concentration of nutrients.

Here are ten great benefits...

Vegetables in the Brassica or Cabbage family broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, kale etc…. One cup of kale added to a green salad gives you: Twice your daily requirement of Vitamin A. Lutein for healthy eyes. Also a good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus.

The big ones that stand out are vitamin A and K. Vitamin A Retinol is important for the health of bones, teeth, skin, and eyes; it also keeps the mucous membranes of the lungs and nose moist and is important for respiratory health.

Studies have also found Kale to have significant anti cancer qualities, particularly for bowel cancer. Suffice to say dark leafy greens, particularly Kale Whats so good about kale broadly accepted to keep you healthy and help prevent and fight cancer cells. Varieties of Kale There are plenty of different varieties including ornamental varieties but in general there are three main types used in the kitchen.

Interestingly is seems to have the highest nutrient content but for my money, the least flavoursome. Redbor looks fantastic and is widely grown but again, in my opinion, lacks flavour.

Cut the tough mid ribs of the leaves out before cooking and steam or add to stews, casseroles or stir fries. Adds a beautiful dark colour and if used fresh, Whats so good about kale excellent flavour.

Russian Kale — I would consider this my favourite as I find the leaves are the tastiest and more supple of the three. The plants seem hardier than Italian kale, particularly in the early stages of growth.

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Last year I had a row of each and was unlucky with cabbage root fly, it may be coincidence but I lost my Italian kale whereas the Russian variety remained untouched. How to Grow Kale Kale is just so easy. It is a member of the Brassica family so can suffer from all the usual cabbage diseases but to a much lesser extent.

I have Whats so good about kale rarely had any issues with it but you do need to keep a look out for cabbage white butterfly and cabbage root fly.

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