Saturday, December 12, 2009

Did you know...

Kale is rich and abundant in Calcium,Lutein, iron and vitamins A,C and K. Kale has several times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more Lutein. Kale is very rich in Vitamin C and is also full of fibre...which is lacking in many people's diets.It also contains the all-important antioxidant vitamin E and has naturally occurring phytochemicals sulforaphane and indoles which research says may protect against cancer.

Science has discovered that sulforaphane helps boost the body's detoxification enzymes,they say by possibly altering gene expression which can help clear carcinogenic substances in a timely manner...sounds good doesn't it!


Kale is a member of the Wild Cabbage family...which originated in Asia and was brought to Europe by the Celts.
Kale was an important food item in early European History and a crop staple in Ancient Rome.
Kale is sweeter when the leaves are smaller.
Sulforaphane is formed when the Kale is chopped or chewed...and this somehow triggers the liver to produce enzymes which detoxify cancer-causing chemicals which we are exposed to on a day to day basis.

It's tasty,it's green and very good for you...

Kale can be sauteed as a side dish...you can chop it up to include it in your salads or drizzled with sea salt and oil and made into Kale Chips...YUM.I chose (and have been doing it for a while...) to add it an ever faithful chicken noodle soup.

After a stomach bug they is nothing which can get your body feeling ship shape again like a bowl of wholesome Chicken Noodle soup and a poached egg with a handful of chopped Kale.

Poor little Miss A and little Miss J caught the stomach bug today...this is Ash after getting Sister B to straighten her hair (first time ever...oh, you could see she felt like a princess...so sweet)whilst I went shopping for last minute Christmas gifts with Mormor(granny).

Not feeling well sure does take a lot out of you...
So...remember next time to put Kale on your shopping list...it's a must for the Winter!

I have some Landscape pics for you tomorrow...see you then.
Char,On

PS...missing you lots Ron.

9 comments:

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

I love this post and it is SO true! I was raised to think that kale was just a garnish, something to make the tuna salad look really pretty. Then, not long ago I read an article on the amazing nutrition found in kale and it convinced me to buy some seeds and grow my own to try. I've been hooked since my first bite and I can't believe that all the people I knew while growing up didn't eat kale! I eat it almost daily now. I love it steamed just a bit with brown rice and today tried a new recipe that combined it with diced, sauteed sweet potatoes. All I can say is YUM! I'll never go without it again :D

Silke said...

We ate lots of kale in Germany growing up and we eat much of it now. Last winter we grew it in our garden and had plenty of it to eat! I love it roasted together with sweet potatoes! And any other way... I hope your babies feel all better already!! Love, Silke

Callie Grayson said...

I love kale in my soups!! I will have to try it roasted with sweet potatoes like Silke prepares it!!

And Ash's hair look beautiful and very princess like!!
xx
callie

lovepics said...

mmmh, love kale backed in the oven with cream and cumin...
many thanks for your comment on my blog :-)
xxx

Jenea said...

This food it's looks so interesting! ;0)

amy and ann said...

I love kale. i eat it weekly. It is so good for you! great post. AMY

amy and ann said...

you just inspired me to create a kale recipe today...mozerella, bacon, kale, I am seeing a good yummy combo here! thanks by the way. amy

paula said...

I have been reading a lot about kale lately. I think it's a must on our next grocery trip. hope your little ones feel better soon.

ELK said...

i am going to try it, we eat a lot of fresh spinach too! you little ones hair is lovely..hope she feels better soon...love your header too.

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