Kale is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables. That is not quite a good enough reason to eat it. The truly convincing reason is that kale is a favorite of the cooks of Tuscany. What more do you need to know? (Note that Italian kale, known as cavolo nero, is most similar to the dark flat dinosaur and lacinto varieties we have here.)
- The USDA ranked kale’s antioxidant capacity higher than all other vegetables.
- Kale seems to be protective against certain cancers, particularly breast, colon and cervical.
- As a member of the cabbage family it has abundant amounts of sulphur which is good for nails, hair and skin.
- Each cup has 684% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K, a must have for healthy bones.
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