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We grow three varieties of kale - curly (pictured above), Red Russian, and Lacinato (or dino).

 

Kale is a beautiful dark leafy green that is packed with nutrition and cancer fighting properties. High in manganese, as well as vitamins A, C and K, this vegetable is often referred to as a superfood. 

 


Kale has a hard bit that runs up the middle, it's called the rib. Most of the time you're probably going to want to remove it, as it can be quite tough, but this isn't necessary since it's completely edible. Massaging kale

cutting kale into fine ribbons

 

Storage -refrigerate the leaves in a plastic bag.

 

A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and curly kale, which has crinkly leaves. Curly kale is the most common of the two.

Instead of forming a head, the leaves grow in a loose rosette at the top of a stem. The leaves are green, sometimes tinged with blue or purple, and their flavour is strong and distinct.

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Kale

Pronounce it: kay-el

A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and curly kale, which has crinkly leaves. Curly kale is the most common of the two.

Instead of forming a head, the leaves grow in a loose rosette at the top of a stem. The leaves are green, sometimes tinged with blue or purple, and their flavour is strong and distinct.

For more information visit www.discoverkale.co.uk.

Availability

Kale is available all year round, but best from mid September to late February.

Choose the best

Go for heads of kale on the smaller side, as they will be more tender. The leaves should be crisp, with a bright colour.

Prepare it

Break the leaves from the stalk, and trim away the tough centre stalk. Wash, then shred or chop.

Store it

In a perforated bag in the fridge. Kale becomes increasingly bitter the longer it is kept, so eat within two or three days.

Cook it

Kale is most commonly boiled. For whole leaves, rinse, then put them in the pan without shaking the water off, cover, then cook for up to 2 minutes, until wilted; drain thoroughly.

For chopped or shredded leaves, put in a pan of water 1cm deep with a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil and simmer up to 5 minutes, until wilted; drain thoroughly. Pan fry (up to 10 minutes).

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