If you have been to Wholefoods in the US or venture out to any of the organic food markets around Sydney, then you probably would have seen this leafy green which has similar look to silverbeet, Kale. Health foodists, nutritionists and naturopaths are obsessed with this green “superfood” due to it’s exceptional nutritional content, with 1 cup Kale providing…
- 13 x the recommended daily intake of Vitamin K
- 3 x the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A
- Rich source of Vitamin C, Dietary Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Iron…the list goes on!
Kale, also known as ‘cavalo nero,’ is part of the “brassica” family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc) which are known for their antioxidant and health promoting properties.
The POWER OF GREEN…
The phytonutrients in green leafy’s like kale are known to LOWER CHOLESTEROL, support the bodies DETOXIFICATION process and prevent against the development of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CANCERS and other inflammatory conditions!
Best time to eat kale: Autumn – Winter
Where to buy Kale: your local growers markets or organic grocers
How to cook and enjoy Kale…
The biggest obstacle when it comes to encouraging people to eat kale is how to prepare it! The leaves and stems are a lot thicker and coarser than your regular silverbeet so they don’t break down quite as easily. And even when cooked, kale has a tougher consistency than spinach. Flavour wise though, kale does not have an overpowering taste of any kind, just a rich, earthy green flavour!
Spiced Kale Chips
Over the weekend I was craving a snack which was warm yet satisfying and a little bit salty. I had this bunch of kale in my fridge which was starting to look a little wilted, so decided to turn it into some funky baked kale chips, yummo! These are so easy to make and also the perfect healthy snack when you’re feeling like something a bit naughty…
Cut the bunch of kale into strips.
Place in baking tray with a spray of oil, salt, turmeric and paprika.
Bake in oven on high heat for about 15-20mins until crisp.
What’s your favourite kale recipe idea?