Kale is an Antioxidant Rich Food

Kale, Antioxdiants Rich

Kale is from the same family as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.

Kales can be classified by leaf type (cite: Wikipedia):

  • Curly-leaved (Scots Kale)
  • Plain-leaved
  • Rape kale
  • Leaf and spear (a cross between curly-leaved and plain-leaved kale)
  • Cavolo nero (also known as black cabbage, Tuscan Cabbage, Tuscan Kale, Lacinato and dinosaur kale)

Variations in the colors of the leaves:

  • green
  • purple
  • brilliant white
  • red
  • pink
  • lavender
  • blue
  • violet

The colorful ones are usually the ornamental variety.

Kale's Main Nutrients

  • Antioxidant:    Vitamin (C,E,K), Beta-carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Sulforaphane
  • Other:               Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium,Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin (A,B,C,E,K), Beta-carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Folate, Sulforaphane, Phosphorus, Dietary Fiber, Water

Interesting stuff on Kale

Native of:

  • Coastal Southern and Eastern Europe

Now Found\Grown in:

  • Worldwide (different varieties in different regions/countries)

Kale freezes well and taste sweeter after exposed to frost.

Ornamental kale are grown for their colorful displays of their internal rosette:

  • brilliant white
  • red
  • pink
  • lavender
  • blue
  • violet

Ornamental kale, while pretty looking and often used for ornamental purposes, is edible.

Ornamental kales ... just too pretty to eat!

Examples of Health Benefits of Broccoli

  • for strong bones and teeth
  • manage pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS)
  • for healthy eyes, hair and skin
  • anti-inflammatory
  • protect against brittle bones and bone fractures
  • protect against migraines
  • protects against arthritis
  • protects against memory loss

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