Join Date: Apr 2015
Beautiful, leafy kale (Brassica oleracea) is right up there with its more famous cousins, spinach and broccoli, in the top echelon of healthy vegetables.
Just look at the numbers. One cup of cooked Kale has a meager 32 calories, but also provides over 1000% of daily value of vitamin K, 100% of vitamin A and 70% of vitamin C.
Like broccoli, kale is touted as a cancer-fighting food for three different reasons. It contains:
• antioxidant nutrients including carotenoids and flavonoids.
• anti-inflammatory nutrients like omega-3
• anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates
Organic kale is pricey in the supermarkets, but there’s no reason you can’t plant this cruciferous veggie in your backyard garden. It’s easy to grow and the crop keeps giving for months.