Kale in Singapore…

…is not commonly available and it is slightly more expensive than other vegetables (e.g. Spinach, Lettuce) for the same amount (not sure is it because I can only find organic Kale)

I always read that Kale is a great option for green smoothies. So I made an effort to look for it and I found them in larger supermarkets E.g. Cold Storage

You can also order them online from Zenxin at http://organicdelivery.sg/ , email to homedelivery@zenxin.com.my or call 6779-7839 and 6778-7369 for orders.

Alternatively, you can do your shopping at Zenxin Organic Shop Singapore @ Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. They are open daily from 8.30am to 6.30pm.

They have an impressive selection of organic fresh produce, beverages, dried goods and even wines!

So… if you have never seen Kale before…

This is how they (and their price tags) look like  :

Kale

Sorry for the blurry picture… too much vapour lol

Here’s a much clearer picture…

kale

 Source : http://runnersdelight.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/hero-in-the-kitchen-kale/

So, what is the hype about Kale?

Kale is a dark leafy green which is very HIGH in :

Vitamin K : Essential for bone health and prevents blood clotting

Vitamin A : Great for skin health and vision

Vitamin C : Immunity booster, aids in metabolism and hydration

Calcium : Prevents bone loss and maintains joints flexibility. Research has shown that Kale has more Calcium than milk!

Iron :  Formation of haemoglobin and transporting oxygen to our organs.

It is also high in fiber, low in calories and fat.

I love how Google now shows nutritional values of healthy food right at the search page.

So if you search for “Kale”, you will see this :

KaleGoogle

You can also search for “Kale” in http://ndb.nal.usda.gov for more detailed information

In  general, Kale has a good amount of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial for overall health.

However, remember to take everything in moderation.

Kale also contains significant amount of oxalate. If you have a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones, you should avoid over-consuming.

Although the taste of Kale is slightly more bitter than Spinach, it can still be easily masked by most fruits. You can also steam them, add them to your egg omelettes and even make Kale chips!

If you do come across them at the groceries, try adding them to your next green smoothies!

Hope this post is helpful and informative.

Til then,

Chug it!

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7 thoughts on “Kale in Singapore…

  1. i go to cold storage very week but have never found kale. fell in love with it in the usa when we ate it in whole foods! will try to open my eyes bigger and find them now!! thank you!!

    • Oh yes! Kale is so good! It’s really hard to find in Singapore… I sometimes see them in Giant actually. But Marketplace should have (most of the time) lol…

  2. I really love Kale! I have been making green smoothies with kale, or spinach or swiss chard, or other greens for a few years now, and you’re right, the fruit masks the flavour and allows you get all the amazing benefits of adding kale to your green smoothie – especially Vitamin A which is such a powerhouse vitamin for your skin!

    • Yes Laura! There is so much nutrients packed in one drink! Much more beneficial than store-bought juices… And it’s also really fun mixing fruits & veggies 😀 Glad you enjoy Kale too!

  3. Hi all, we are producing our own kale without any pesticides. We are selling for $10 per 100 grams, is that too expensive? We will harvest it on the same day you want. We are located in Sembawang/yishun. reach us at zanelamtzyysin@gmail.com
    We have either the dinosaur or the siberian kale which is slightly curly at the sides.

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