FOUR FACTS ABOUT KALE
1. Nutritionally, just 1 cup of this hearty green delivers over 100% of your daily vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K needs, as well as over 300mg of potassium. It is also a rich source of antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds.
2. Most of our country’s kale is grown in sunny California, and since 2008, the appearance of kale on restaurant menus has risen over 400%. Boom!
3. Kale is a descendant of the wild cabbage, and has been cultivated for over 2000 years. This powerhouse plant was a significant crop in ancient Rome, eaten widely throughout the Middle Ages, and was brought to the US by English settlers in the 1600s.
4. Although kale has a sturdy leaf, it will go limp if stored away wet, and will become more bitter as the days go on. For the sweetest, mildest flavor, enjoy your kale within Happy New Year 2018 SMS a few days of purchase.
There are about 150 thousand kale recipes floating around on the internet, but around my house kale usually just gets thinly sliced and added into whatever I happen to be cooking – frittata, soups and stews, chopped salads – and here’s one of my favorite ways to add it to breakfast (also great if you’re feeling breakfast for dinner!). And if you want to go fancy, here is a gorgeous salad recipe that would certainly be classy enough for a holiday spread.