Raised Bed Gardening Blog

Kale

Created on Sunday, 04 March 2012 16:38

Kale! It is among the most nutrient-dense of all vegetables. One cup is equivalent to 1327% of the Daily Value for vitamin K, 192% for vitamin A, and 88% for vitamin C. Laccinato kale, otherwise known as 'dinosaur' kale, because of its similarity to crinkled reptile skin, is one of the most nutritious because of its darker color. Its delicious when cooked in olive oil and garlic, chopped up, and put in pasta. Add some shrimp, and 'Whoa, baby'! Another great varietal is Red Bor Russian kale. I find this kind a little sweeter, but mixed together, they're an outstanding and healthful side dish.