KALE (Grønkål) // SEASON: WINTER ❄️ & AUTUMN 🍂

KALE (Grønkål) // SEASON: WINTER ❄️ & AUTUMN 🍂

♻️🚜🇩🇰 Grandma Sita picked KALE (GRØNKÅL) herself from her pretty garden. Danish wintertime couldn’t exist without these delicious berries.

💡 What can this green offer? Kale or leaf cabbage is very high in nutrients and very low in calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Like other cabbages, Kale is extremely high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that has many important roles in the body. A single cup of raw kale actually contains more vitamin C than an orange.

🌎 Eating local and seasonal fruit & vegetables helps to reduce food waste, saves resources, improves food quality and healthy habits and boosts the local economy. Win-win!

📷 by @theroadbeneathmyfeet  


Kale , or leaf cabbage, belongs to a group of cabbage (Brassica oleracea) cultivars grown for their edible leaves, although some are used as ornamentals. Kale plants have green or purple leaves, and the central leaves do not form a head (as with headed cabbage).

Source: wikipedia


  • NUTRITION

Kale or leaf cabbage is very high in nutrients and very low in calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Kale is very rich in iron and extremely high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that has many important roles in the body. A single cup of raw kale actually contains more vitamin C than an orange. When it comes to healthy eating, kale should definitely be included in your diet.

Source: Healthline.com


Nutrition information for major nutrients of 100g of kale

 

Calories

28

Carbohydrates

5.6 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugars

1.3g

Fat

0.4 g

Protein

1.9 g

Vitamin A

272%

   

Vitamin C

68%

   

Iron

5%

Calcium

5,5%
   

  • CULTIVATION

Kale originated in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, where it was cultivated for food beginning by 2000 BCE at the latest. Curly-leaved varieties of cabbage already existed along with flat-leaved varieties in Greece in the 4th century BC. These forms, which were referred to by the Romans as Sabellian kale, are considered to be the ancestors of modern kales.

Kale is usually an annual plant grown from seed with a wide range of germination temperatures. Kale plants are extremely robust, adaptable to many different situations, and will grow in winter. Growing kale can be done in all types of soil, although they prefer sunny, well-drained areas.

Source: gardeningknowhow.com


  • LOCAL PRODUCERS ♻️

There are many local farms and gardens where you can choose and pick kale by yourself in Denmark! To find your nearby kale garden, please click below:


  • USES

Many varieties of kale and cabbage are grown mainly for ornamental leaves that are brilliant white, red, pink, lavender, blue or violet in the interior of the rosette. Ornamental kale is as edible as any other variety, but potentially not as palatable. Kale leaves are increasingly used as an ingredient for vegetable bouquets and wedding bouquets.

Source: gardeningknowhow.com


  • PLANT-BASED RECIPES🌱

👉🏼 warming stew with kale by Grandma Sita

Autumn Stew by Grandma Sita
Hearty plant-based stew that will warm your body and soul.

  • FUN FACT

Kale is hardy and thrives in wintertime, and can survive in temperatures as low as –15.0° Celsius. Kale can become sweeter in taste after a heavy frost.

Source: Wikipedia



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