Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kale -tips for using raw kale in salads

Why eat raw kale salad? Kale is a so-called SUPERfood chock full of big-time nutrition and very fashionable in salad circles, so if you wanna be one of the cool kids, ya gotta eat it. If the Popeye franchise is ever re-booted, I'm sure our vegetable-friendly sailor will be shunning spinach and downing kale by the bunches--not that there's anything wrong with spinach, but at the moment the kale lobby is a juggernaut.
Check out this video for tips on making a raw kale salad:

Kale Nutrition and Fun Facts:
Kale belongs to the same family as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and collards.
Kale is packed with antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
One cup of chopped raw kale provides more than 100% of the daily value of vitamins A, C, and K.
In fact, Kale has more vitamin C than an orange.
Free Radicals are a thing scientists made up to sound smart.
Baked kale becomes crispy and can be substituted for potato chips.
Kale freezes well for future use.
Kale is a great addition to a soup.
Kale is believed to promote cell repair and may block the growth of cancer cells.
Wow...doesn't that sound terrific? Who could pass up on that! Too bad kale doesn't taste like a slice of coconut cream pie, but you can't have everything. It is a tasty addition to a salad, though--and utilizing raw kale will insure the greatest health benefit from this leafy superfood.