Know Your Produce? Preparing Kale

Spring is one of the best seasons to enjoy Kale! We deliver several different kinds of kale throughout the year. It is not uncommon to see Kale in our Variety Box menu when it is in season. Here are some of the most common varieties:

When I first saw Kale I have to admit I was skeptical. It looked like something beautiful for the garden but a little intimidating for the plate. When I first started to prepare Kale I was really disappointed. I found it bitter raw and not much better cooked. Since then I have discovered some tips and tricks that have transformed this beautiful green to a meal staple in our home.

If you are thinking to yourself, “Why bother?” I was right there with you in the beginning. Kale is so full of nutrients that it is worth the effort to learn how to make it taste great. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and copper; a very good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin B2; and a good source of iron, magnesium vitamin B1, omega-3 fats, phosphorus, protein, folate, and vitamin B3. Another reason is that it really does taste great when prepared well.

Some of the very things that made kale part of our meal planning and many other things I wish I had known are presented in this educational video but Idaho’s own Jennifer Mac.

Video shared with permission. For more great videos and information from Jennifer Mac visit her website!

Looking for more great Kale recipes? Visit our customer resource blog for recipes like:

Kale Salad – Variation for every season.

Slaw with Creamy Bacon Vinaigrette

Quiche and Frittata

Kale, Fruit and Date Salad for Citrus Season

Feeding a big family/Food Prep Marathon/Italian Kale Soup/French Bread

Asian Chopped Kale Salad

Greek Kale Salad

Know Your Produce? Kale – great recipes

Winter Squash & Kale Soup


About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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