Kale is king!

Kale

Kale is King!
Kale, broccoli’s leafier cousin, is no longer relegated to being a side dish at dinner. This versatile cruciferous vegetable can also be worked into your breakfast or lunch for a nutrition boost.
Health benefits of kale cannot be undermined.
Though greens in general are nutritious foods, kale stands a head above the rest. Not only is it one of your best sources of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases, it also provides other important nutrients.

Two types are popular: curly, which is bright green and tastes a little tart, and dinosaur (also known as black, lacinato or Tuscan), which is darker, with flat leaves and a nutty taste. All types of kale can be eaten raw.

“We buy more kale than any of the other related greens combined,” says James Parker, a buyer for Whole Foods Market. As further proof of its popularity, Web searches for kale recipes have nearly quadrupled in the past two years, according to Google Trends.

To know more about why kale is called a superfood, see the links below:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/kale3.htm

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