Are you getting your greens? Kale is considered a “superfood” loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. According to the USDA, eating green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancer. They recommend 2 to 3 servings of leafy green vegetables per week. Most American’s fall short of these recommendations. Use kale to get more leafy greens in your diet.
The word “kale” is derived from Greek and Roman words that mean cabbage. That’s right! Kale belongs in the cabbage family along with cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other leafy green vegetables. It is a versatile veggie to use in stir-fries, salads, soups, smoothies and so much more! Check out the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale from fruitsandveggies.org!
Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up some kale and give it a try. Most of the time you’ll find green kale. Some stores may carry white, purple, or blueish green kale. No matter the color you choose, look for dark-colored, small to medium-sized leaves. It will last 2-3 days in your refrigerator.
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