Although kale has been supplying us with its goodness for over 2000 years now, for many, the concept of consuming kale for health is a relatively new one. Seemingly overnight kale’s popularity spiked, and now the crop is rightfully the talk of the town. This sudden kale-loving could have been inspired because the world is getting healthier – with the intrusion of synthetics and GMOs on the forefront, folks are beginning to seek out natural edibles to grow and feed their families.
Kale is truly magnificent – in fact, consuming just a portion of 1 ½ cups, 3 times a week can supply your body with a surplus of disease fighting antioxidants, vitamins A, C and K as well as protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, iron and vitamins B2, B6 and B3. Kale is also praised for its ability to influence detox as well as for providing anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular support. There are many different varieties of kale, however, curly kale is the most popular. The crop possesses a slightly bitter, almost delicate flavor that can add vitality to savory dishes as well as to juices and snacks. As with everything in life, caution should be exercised, the over-consumption of kale can result in intestinal discomfort, clotting of the blood and overdose of iron and potassium. Enjoy the recipes below!