Why kale is a superstar in the veggie world
It's the vegetable that's on almost every menu these days. Yes, I'm talking about Kale.
Certified nutritionist Deborah Enos, the One-Minute Wellness Coach, says kale has a lot going for it.
It has a ton of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K," Enos said. " It's also really rich in minerals and it's hard to get a really good salad that's got a high level of minerals in it."
Some people don't care for kale's tough texture and tart taste. Cooking will tone down some of the bitterness. Adding something a little acidic will make the leaves more tender.
"I'll add a little squeeze of lemon at the end or maybe put a little balsamic vinegar it, a little sprinkle of some parmesan cheese and it's fantastic," she told me.
Here's a tip for making a kale salad - remove the ribs.
"Those can be really tough and bitter and probably turn off most of your family from ever trying kale again, so really chop it up, get rid of the ribs or get baby kale," Enos said.
Like its cousin, broccoli, kale is high in vitamin K, which means if you're on a blood thinner, talk to your doctor before adding it to your diet.
How to make this good-for-you vegetable tastier