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The Benefits of Kale

Kale is a miraculous vegetable. Perfect as a side, in a salad or stir fry and very flavoursome! As we use kale in many of our dishes, we thought it would be beneficial to blog about kale’s nutritional value and how to make the most of this versatile, marvellous creation!

Kale is part of the cabbage family, it has actually been cultivated for 2,000 years, but it was only when cabbages became more accessible and cheaper in the Middle Ages that it decreased in popularity but now, it’s back with a vengeance!

Now for the part that makes you feel good: One cup of kale leaves has only 36 calories, offers 5 grams of fibre, and 0 grams of fat! Kale per calorie, packs more iron than beef, plus supplies us with vitamins A, K and C meaning a stable immune system, the aid of normal skin and vision and also strong bones.

More good news is that kale can be boiled, baked, sautéed or stir fried, added to soup, casseroles, curry and can even be an addition to your morning juice!

All hail the kale!

 

 

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