Growing Power Kale Indoors
Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. A leafy green, kale is available in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur varieties. It belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.
Medicinal and Nutritional Benefits
Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.
Brain food: Kale is high in Vitamin K. Increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Also, eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting.
Given its high nutritional value and great taste, it makes a great side dish, garnish or desert. Bursting with nutrients, kale makes a tasty addition to soups, casseroles, stews, stir-fries, quiche and even crunchy kale chips! The taste and texture of steamed kale makes it a wonderful topping for homemade pizzas.
Tender kale greens can provide an intense addition to salads, particularly when combined with other such strongly-flavored ingredients as dry-roasted peanuts, tamari-roasted almonds, red pepper flakes, or an Asian-style dressings.