Kale is one of the leafy vegetables widely grown in the US. A descendant of the wild cabbage, kale too belongs to the Brassica oleracea species like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower though kale does not form a compact head. Its leaves are a dark, almost blue-green color and have crinkly edges. Another variety of kale, commonly called salad savoy, is becoming popular among wellness enthusiasts, too. This kale variety has purple leaves and used to only be cultivated for ornamental purposes.
You’ll want to include both green and purple kale to your regular diet. Known for its delightfully peppery and slightly bitter flavor, kale offers manifold benefits to your overall health and wellness.
Read further and learn more about the benefits of kale and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends this vegetable.