Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. While raw, untouched kale sometimes tastes bitter, it’s delicious when prepared with a little TLC. Besides kale salads, some of my favorite kale recipes are kale pesto, lemon garlic braised kale, and cauliflower kale pasta.
Kale is a source of several nutrients:
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, kale is related to cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables contain phytonutrients, which have powerful antioxidant activity to help reduce the risk of certain diseases.