What is Kale?


The Kale is a very characteristic and special plant. It comes from the family whose botanical name is Brassica oleracea, and is characterized by its green leaves that are quite fleshy. In this family we find the very well known cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Originally its cultivation began on the west and south coasts of Europe, later extending to the rest of Europe, the United States and Japan.

Its appearance is unmistakable and striking, as its leaves form a kind of frill, hence the fact that it is also known as kale. It has a dark green color that can get a shade almost purple.

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Its taste is also very special, and the good thing is that it combines perfectly with most foods. Which makes Kale a real help in the kitchen.

But without a doubt, the most special thing about it is that it is a superfood because it is so nutritious. It’s a real nutritional wonder that nature has to offer.

It contains very high values of vitamins such as A, B, C and K. It also has a high content of essential minerals for the body, such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

But it is also very rich in fiber, very low in calories, because a cup of this vegetable has only 33 calories, and has no fat, but it has a high index of protein, as for the same amount has 3 grams of these. It also contains omega 3 essential fatty acids. It couldn’t be more complete.

 KALEBROCCOLISPINACHRUCULALETTUCE
Folate7 %16 %49 %24 %34 %
Vitamin A308 %12 %188 %47 %174 %
Vitamin C200 %149 %47 %25 %40 %
Vitamin K1021 %127 %604 %136 %128 %
Calcium14 %5 %10 %16 %3 %
Magnesium8 %5 %20 %12 %3 %
Potassium13 %9 %16 %11 %7 %
% IDR in 100 g. raw (Source: https://nutritiondata.self.com)

It’s probably the vegetable with the highest nutritional density. A 50 gram portion covers all your daily requirements of vitamin C, beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) and vitamin K1, as well as providing significant amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and copper. Having less oxalates than spinach does not interfere with calcium absorption.

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Apart from its nutritional power in terms of vitamins and minerals, it is one of the cruciferous plants richest in glucosinolates, chemical components with sulphur, responsible for the bitter taste of these vegetables.

When chewed and digested, glucosinolates are broken down into biologically active compounds, such as indoles and isothiocyanates, which have been extensively studied for their anti-cancer capacity.

I recommend eating it raw or sautéed with olive oil. Another good option, kale chips: cut the kale into pieces (3-5 cm per side), add some olive oil (or avocado) and salt, bake for 8-10 minutes and it’s ready. Crunchy kale snack.

Where to buy Kale


It’s not too hard to find places to buy Kale cabbage.

You can buy it fresh in organic shops, markets, squares, supermarkets and department stores. You can also buy it dehydrated on e-commerce platforms such as Superfoods.

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