Kale is a great source of antioxidants and many nutrients, specifically fibre, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
Due to its high amount of antioxidants, kale has been said to help fight off inflammation, prevent free radical damage to cells and reduce oxidative stress.
It is also said to contain a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA which also helps to support the body's inflammatory responses.
Kale aids in the detoxification process thanks to the high amounts of sulfur and glucosinolates, removing toxins from the body.
This superfood has also been said to;
-Support heart health
-Support brain development in infants
-Promote healthy vision
-Prevent cancer cell growth
On its own, Kale can be hard to digest due to its strong, bitter flavour.
It’s super important to always remove the stem and give it a little massage.
The stem is super fibrous and hard to chew and digest. So just remove it.
Massaging kale helps to break down some of its toughness, making it easier on your digestion whilst also helping to release some of the initial bitterness.
You can eat your kale cooked in soups, stir fry’s or in tarts like this one. You can also eat it raw in salads, add it to your smoothies, or my personal favourite as kale chips!
For this Kale Tart recipe, Nicola used the seasonal curly kale and cherry tomatoes from her Garden of Vegan Deluxe Mixed Produce Box.
“So I got the freshest bunch of kale in my Garden of Vegan Organic Fruit and vege box this week… That is one of things I love the most about these fresh produce boxes, you get all these beautiful ingredients that you might not of otherwise brought and it just makes you get a little bit creative in the kitchen.” - Nicola, December 2021
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