Lacinato Kale

Description

As the “queen of greens,” kale is an excellent ingredient to add to your diet. Kale is a low-calorie, high-fiber food that aids in healthy digestion, metabolism, bone and joint maintenance, and vision. With its sharp, earthy, and peppery flavor, kale is a popular addition to salads and soups.

Storage

Keep the kale in the refrigerator in an airtight bag lined with paper towels to absorb the moisture to keep fresh for up to five days.

Preparation

Trim off any bruised leaves, then rinse in cold water and pat dry. Tear the leaves into 1-inch strips and chop the stems.

Usage

To eat raw, massage the leaves with lemon juice or dressing, then toss in a salad. Or, pan-cook with olive oil and garlic.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1/2 cup, cooked
Amount/Serving
Calories 20
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Calcium 15%
Iron 4%
Vitamin A 180%
Vitamin C 45%

Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, Lacinato kale is also high in sulfur, supporting liver and joint health.

Availability

  • january
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  • november
  • december

Flavor Profile

Lacinato kale is the sweetest kale variety with delicate, nutty notes. When cooked, it becomes robust with an earthy flavor.