All hail the mighty kale! In this second part of our Leafy Greens Guide you'll learn more about this veggie that's getting all the buzz.
Lacinato Kale (center): Part of the Brassica family. Also known as Tuscan Kale or Dinosaur Kale. It has an earthy and is more delicate in flavor than curly kale. Kale contains large amounts of vitamins K, A and C which benefit your blood, your bones, your eyes and your immune system. All varieties of kale offer cardiovascular benefits because of its cholesterol lowering abilities. Makes great kale chips!
Curly Kale/Curly Purple Kale: Same great health benefits of lacinato kale. Makes a great addition to soups.
Tip: If using in a salad gently massage the leaves before tossing it with other ingredients. This will alleviate some of the toughness associated with kale.