Friday, June 4, 2010

How Well Do You Know Kale?

Did you know that kale has high amounts of Vitamin A, C and K?  By eating kale and other cruciferous vegetables, you help lessen the occurrence of a variety of cancers, which include lung, prostrate, colorectal, breast and ovarian cancer.  Recent studies have just found that kale compounds that signal our genes to increase the production of enzymes that detoxify the body by cleansing it and getting rid of harmful compounds.

When shopping for kale, select a kale that is firm, has deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems.  Choose kale that has smaller leaves since they are tender and have a more mild taste thatn the larger leaves.  Kale should not be washed before stored and should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of purchase because the longer it is stored, the more bitter its flavor becomes.

If you haven't already guessed, we are pleased to feature kale as our Veggie of the Month for June!  Check out our Myspace blog every Friday this month for a delicious and innovative kale recipe- starting TODAY!

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