Kale is a vegetable superfood which can thrive in summer and winter seasons.

 

Kale is generally curly in shape and dark green light green in colour with a distinct soft bitter taste. However, another variety named “Dinosaur Kale” is grown in Tuscan regions and has shiny, crinkly, green to violet coloured leaves.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Per 100g, Kale provides a superb 575% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K which is beneficial for blood coagulation, reducing cardiovascular disease and strengthening bones. (1)

 

  • Extremely high in vitamin A content which is a great phytonutrient that promotes vision and healthy skin. (2)

 

  • Significantly high in vitamin C which provides powerful antioxidants such as the phytonutrient indole-3-carbinol which supports DNA synthesis and simultaneously slows the growth of cancer cells. (3)

 

  • Has anti-inflammatory capabilities, the potential to reverse arthritis, prevent heart disease, and several autoimmune diseases. (4)

 

  • A great plant-based source of essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic and omega fatty acids which are essential because your body can only obtain this from outside sources in order to regulate your health. (5)

 

Kale Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 43 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugar
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 303% Vitamin C 200%
Calcium 14% Iron 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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