Kale is a leafy green vegetable and you can find it anywhere in the world. It is also very easy to grow because any climate is suitable for it, even the cold Canadian winter.

Kale contains large amounts of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and also (bear with me) Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Tryptophan, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Omega 3 Fats, Vitamin B2, Protein, Vitamin B1, Folate, Phosphorus and Vitamin B3! That is a lot of nutrients in one single vegetable!

Health benefits:

Kale has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, but even more so if it is steamed. Steamed kale binds more easily to the bile acids in your digestive tract, and when the kale is passed, so are these bile acids, which in turn lower your cholesterol. Kale is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which means it can help fight asthma, arthritis and other excessive inflammatory related problems. The high antioxidant levels combined with the anti-inflammatory qualities have been shown to prevent and even fight cancer cells!  Some of the other amazing powers of this delicious super food include: maintaining healthy bones and teeth, preventing urinary stones, lowering blood pressure and also because of its high sulfur content it can assist greatly in detoxification of the body.

This vegetable can be consumed raw in a salad, or cooked by steam, baked and etc. It is very nutritious and filling, and it tastes very good.