Leaf cabbage, kale is one of the many varieties of cabbage. This plant is grown for its edible leaves, although some are grown as ornamentals. Its green or purple leaves are arranged in a spiral, without a head. It is a member of the cabbage family. Its purple stems and large, dark purple seeds are a great addition to any salad. It is widely available at grocery stores and is widely grown in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Varieties of kale
There are several varieties of kale, with some being more flavorful than others. Curly kale, the most common, is deep purple with ruffled leaves, while Tuscan cale is yellow. Other types include redbor kale, which is semi-sweet and has dark blue-green leaves, and Siberian cale. Chinese cale is also known as Chinese broccoli. All of these varieties are part of the Brassica oleracea family and are excellent sources of vitamin A, C, and B vitamins.
Benefits of kale
To enjoy the health benefits of kale, you can either eat the leaves raw or prepare them in salads. You can also massage the leaves in olive oil to make them easier to chew. Massaging the kale will reduce the amount of leaves, which will result in a more nutritious meal. If you want to avoid the pain of a hard-to-chew kale leaf, you can use a massage tool.