Kale was first cultivated from wild varieties by the Greeks and Romans and later spread throughout Europe, where the leaves were called “coles,” and then to the British Isles. From there it was transported to the Americas. The first time it was recorded in the U.S. was in 1669, referred to as “colewarts.”
A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains :
- Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
- Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
- Vitamin K is beneficial protecting against various Cancer diseases and Alzheimers disease.Vitamin K is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health.
- Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
- Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
- Copper: 10% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
- Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
- 1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat.
- Filled with powerfull antioxidants (cancer prevention)
- Anti inflammatory : filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids,fights against arthritis,asthma and autoimmune disorders.
- Great detox food
Quick Recipe for a tasty Kale Shake
- 2 cups Kale
- 2/3 Glass of water
- 1/2 cup Blueberries or 1/2 Banana (or both)
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric (optional 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) for extra flavour
- 4 to 6 Brazil nuts or any type of nuts Tips
- Freeze the Kale for less taste
- Make it over night and store it in the fridge if Kale bloats you (Lowers the Vitamin K)