Vegetable of the month: Kale

Kale is a (usually) green leaf brassica (cabbage family) that is in season between June and February but it is at its best from September onwards. It is an excellent source of vitamins C, A, folic acid and calcium. A couple of interesting facts about kale:

  • It has more calcium per calorie than milk
  • It has more iron per calorie than beef

It is one of those superfoods that the media talk about so much. And it is cheap.

It can be stored in the fridge in a paper or perforated bag and it will last for 3 or 4 days.

Kale can be flat leaved but the most common in the UK is curly kale. It can be cooked the same way as cabbage so more often than not it is boiled or steamed. There are many delicious kale recipes out there. A favourite of mine is Abel and Cole’s Kale and Anchovy spuds. It is wintery comfort food at its best!



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