Featured Product: Kale

October 8th 2013 Comments

Did you know that there are some foods that are so rich in nutrients, so beneficial to your health, and so rich in flavor that they’re referred to as “super foods”? Well, there are. And kale is on that list.

Kale is a leafy green vegetable similar to cabbage or collard greens. It’s been around for centuries—especially in Europe—where it has been a staple for generations. Actually, during WWII, people were encourage to grow kale in their home gardens and include it as a part of their regular diet to help offset the potential health hazards that were the result of rationing. Now that is super food.

Kale is produced from June until March and is most plentiful from October on. It is one of those rare vegetables that actually flourishes in more harsh climates and is sweeter and more flavorful after being exposed to frost. Kale is packed with vitamins C, A and K and contains high amounts of calcium, potassium, folic acid and lutein. All of that means that it lowers cholesterol, serves as an anti-inflammatory, and is even known to have cancer-fighting properties.

We offer kale in both powder and flakes. One growing use of kale flakes is for them to replace parsley flakes, bringing its rich taste and super-food qualities to soups, salads, meatloaf, stews, casseroles, pizzas, omelets and more. The truly health-conscious are mixing kale powder into their health drinks or homemade smoothies to take advantage of the amazing benefits of this vegetable.

For more information on kale or to request a sample of kale flakes or powder, contact us or request a sample online.