If you have not tried kale yet, now may be the time.
This super green is packed to the max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world's healthiest foods.
Per 1 Cup Serving Also contains iron, folate, omega-3s, magnesium, calcium, iron, and fiber.
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Kale has plenty of phytonutrients, like quercetin — which helps combat inflammation and prevents arterial plaque formation — and sulforaphane, a cancer-fighting compound. But many of its top health-promoting compounds are rendered more effective when you eat Kale in combination with another food. Fats like avocado, olive oil, or even parmesan can make fat-soluble carotenoids more available to the body. Another yummy tip, acid from lemon juice helps make kale’s iron more bioavailable as well!
Green Curly Kale is available during the Spring harvest season from mid May through early July. Fall curly kale is available from September through Christmas. Our east coast, Mid Atlantic growing season is perfect for an early spring kale and fall kale. Kale is a cool season crop, preferring cool to cold growing conditions.
Storage & Meal Prep
Wrap kale in a damp paper or dish towel and store, refrigerated in an air tight plastic bag. We find that if we prep our veg as soon as they come in the house, we eat more vegetables. Kale can be rinsed and shredded or chopped and stored in an airtight plastic bag for up to two weeks.