Monday, June 05, 2006

Kale Facts

Facts from Wikipedia and The World's Healthiest Foods

Kale freezes well and actually tastes sweeter and tastier after being exposed to a frost.

Kale is a form of Cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head.

Scotland, kale provided such a base for a traditional diet that the word in dialect Scots is synonymous with food. To be "off one's kail" is to feel too ill to eat.

Kale is a very good source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, Folic Acid, vitamin K and Carotenoids (which provide vitamin A).

Curly kale played an important role in early European foodways, having been a significant crop during ancient Roman times and a popular vegetable eaten by peasants in the Middle Ages.

How to select and store

Look for firm Kale that is dark green and unwilted. Choose smaller leaves because they are more tender. Once home store unwashed in a damp paper towl. Wash only when you are ready to eat.
Kale is best in the winter months and early spring.


Carrie™ said...

Interesting facts. I like kale, but don't eat it very often for some reason. I should grab some and throw it in the freezer and see if it does taste sweeter. An experiment awaits!

KleoPatra said...

*waves* to Teddy.

Kale is one of those 'why didn't i try those earlier' veggies to me...

Thanks for the cool facts on this vegetable.

Thank you so much for your kinds notes on my blog. I'll be back in circulation soon.

I have a lot of catching up to do and came here first!!!

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

ok, I dont think I've ever had kale knowingly before.. I guess time to get and eat some Kale soon :-)

The Vegan Club said...

Please, send me in one of your recipes if you want! We are definitely looking for submissions!!!
Also, thaks for posting a kale picture! Kale is the rage right now but people at my grocery stare at me with an interrogative look when I ask for it!

Virginie said...

Thank you for your comment on the Vegan Club blog. This is one of the benefits from this club : I discover you by this way. I like the way you present food and all the explanations you give us. See you.

Vicki said...

that's it, i must try kale. & i really like all the information you provide here, teddy. :o)

Monsoon Girlie said...

Thanks for posting about Kale - I've never tried it before but will definitely pick some up next time I'm in the grocery store. :)

Tanya Kristine said...

hey! i'l lbe using a lot of kale during my juice fast.

somehow that just doesn't sound as delish.

Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention....Kale is Kute!