Kale: King of the Leafy Greens?

In the kingdom of leafy green vegetables who reigns supreme? To answer this important question I researched the nutritional properties of the six most regal leafy greens: kale, collard greens, mustard greens, swiss chard, spinach, and romaine lettuce. While spinach ranks first for calcium content at one quarter of recommended daily value per cup (RDV/C), with collard greens a close second, kale dominates in terms of vitamin K with a whopping 1,327.6% RDV/C!1

In honour of King Kale,2 I present a simple but satisfying recipe: Steam a bunch of kale and dress with garlic sautéed in canola oil, and capers and lemon juice. As with all great art, the secret is in the proportions: there should be a subtle hint of caper, lemon, and garlic in each bite.

Kale

Next installment in this series: The Joy of Nutritional Yeast Flakes

2 Admittedly an inappropriately patriarchal moniker, but necessary for the visual and aural alliteration that is sooo irresistible.

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One Response to Kale: King of the Leafy Greens?

  1. […] It appears that King Kale’s sphere of influence extends far beyond Toronto’s borders. On assignment in British Columbia, I noticed this display at Choices in South Surrey. That’s right – it’s a superfood. […]

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