Kale, Red

Kale, Red

Kale, Red

Red kale is a mild tasting member of the cabbage family. The smaller, more tender leaves can be eaten raw in a mixed green salad.  The larger tougher leaves are usually steamed or cooked in soups, casseroles, or stir-fries. We also eat some of the tougher leaves raw in our vegetable “smoothies”, which we make in our Vita-Mix.  Like other cruciferous vegetables, red kale has been shown to help protect against cancer, particularly for those on a vegan diet.  Red kale has also been shown to help protect against macular degeneration, an eye disease.  Select red kale which is firm and has dark reddish green leaves. We could not find any specific nutritional information for red kale, but it should be similar to the curly green kale, except that the red color would indicate the presence of lutein.

Previous Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/kale-frozen/
Next Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/kale-russian/

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