…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 email@example.com 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.
So… if you have never seen Kale before…
This is how they (and their price tags) look like :
Sorry for the blurry picture… too much vapour lol
Here’s a much clearer picture…
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 :
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.