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FRESHLY locally grown kale AVAILABLE now!

each bundle ca.300g
curly kale

curly kale

Our Kale is grown at our certified organic farm following our formula for a perfect kale... finest seeds, potent soil, touch of sunlight, exact dosage of pure water and lots of care by our skilled farmers...

Kale is also known as a borecole is a form of cabbage (brassica oleracea acephala group) with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head.

Kale is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. The species group contains a wide variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts.

curly kale

curly kale

Preparation Tips

As with other ground grown vegetables, kale should be washed thoroughly in clean running water.

Additionally you can swish it in saline water for about 10-15 minutes in order to remove soil, dirt and any fungicide/insecticide residues.

Just before cooking, remove tough stems, and separate wilted leaves from healthy ones. The leaves are generally blanched before use in cooking.

Fresh young crispy borecole can be used raw in salads. Mature leaves and stalks are typically cooked or sautéed.

Tuscan kale leaves are popular winter staples in all over Mediterranean, used in soups (ribollita toscana), stews, salads, pizza, and pasta.

It is also used in a variety of traditional kale recipes with potatoes, green beans, poultry, and meat.

In Japan, fresh kale juice is quite popular.

Health benefits of Kale (borecole)

Kale is a very versatile and nutritious green leafy vegetable. It is a widely popular vegetable since ancient Greek and Roman times for its low fat, no cholesterol but health benefiting anti-oxidant properties.

Kale, like other members of the Brassica family, contains health-promoting phytochemicals, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol that appear to protect against prostate and colon cancers.

Di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a metabolite of indole-3-carbinol is an effective immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent through its action of potentiating "Interferon-Gamma" receptors.

Borecole is very rich source of ß-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. These flavonoids have strong anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body.

Zea-xanthin, an important dietary carotenoid, is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes where it is thought to provide antioxidant and protective light-filtering functions. Thus, it helps prevent retinal detachment and offer protection against "age-related macular degeneration related macular degeneration disease" (ARMD) in the elderly.

It is very rich in vitamin A, 100 g leaves provide 512% of RDA. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Foods rich in this vitamin are known to offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.

It is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 700% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

100 g of fresh leaves contain 120 mg or 200% of daily-recommended levels of vitamin C. Scottish curly leaf variety yet has more of this vitamin, 130 mg/100g. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.

This leafy vegetable is notably good in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, pantothenic acid, etc., that are essential for substrate metabolism in the body.

It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation.

Kale provides rich nutrition ingredients that offer protection from vitamin A deficiency, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, and believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases and colon and prostate cancers.