Why is Kale so good for us? Benefits every mum needs to know

Updated: Mar 17

The vegetable section has recently been invaded by very interesting vegetables these days. Black Tuscan kale, curly kale, scarlet kale… What are these exotic-sounding vegetables that are great eaten raw or cooked?

We have our local version called “Kai-Lan”, but Curly Kale that is fast becoming popular is usually found at the chilled vegetable section. Hailed as a superfood, this leafy green is packed with vitamins and minerals to supercharge your healthy options on the dinner plate.

A single cup of or approximately 70g kale contains:

  • More Vitamin C than an orange

  • Packed with Vitamin A, B6, K, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, and Magnesium.

  • 3% or more Vitamin B1, B2, B3, iron, and Phosphorus.

Total Calories: 33

  • Carbs: 6 grams

  • Fiber: 2 grams

  • Protein: 3 grams

Kale contains very little fat and much of this comes in the form of omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with powerful antioxidants.

It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, great for the heart, lowers blood pressure, and even builds your immunity against viral attacks, cancer, and even helps with depression.

Local indoor kale farms grow without the use of nasty pesticides, so these are vegetables safe for the whole family to consume. It is easy to cook and a simple garlic stir-fry makes for a great dish for the dinner table.

Note: Do take note if you should consult your doctor if you have thyroid issues since consuming large amounts of kale may affect your absorption of iodine.

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