How To Cook Kale

 

 

 

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Kale is a green leafy vegetable belonging to the cabbage family. Unlike cabbage it emerges from an open leaf plant. The kale leaves are dark in color and are frilly to look at and slightly crisp and sweet in taste.

Kale is rich in essential nutrients, minerals and is packed with phytochemicals that protect the body from cancerous cells. Kale leaves are not just green, depending on the season and climate they vary from shades of purple to plain whites too.

 

Difficulty Level

Cooking kale is pretty easy. Two popular methods to cook kale are boiling and sautéing.

Instructions

  • While selecting Kale, look for dark and tender leafy Kale bunch. Avoid ones with yellow or brown dull and limpy leaves. Also pick a bunch with smaller leaves. They are fresh and crisp in taste. Chop off the hard center stem and pluck out fresh leafy ones. Any hard stem would require long and extensive cooking.
  • Boiling kale: Cut the picked and washed kale into small pieces. You can also use a scissor to cut them evenly. Bring a cup of water to boil in a saucepan. Add less than half a cup of vinegar to the water and let the leaves simmer till they turn bright green in color and slightly tender. Drain the water and take out the boiled kale.
  • Sprinkle salt and serve. Boiled kale can also be used in a variety of soups, salads and vegetable casseroles.
  • Sautéed Kale: Cut the kale leaves into pieces of your choice. Heat some olive oil in a wok and add chopped ginger and garlic on high flame. Now add the kale leaves and sauté’ for few minutes till the leaves turn soft and tender. For enhanced flavor you can also add soya sauce or vinegar to the leaves. Serve with your choice of bread and salad.
  • Benefits of kale: Kale leaves are rich in healthy minerals, antioxidants, beta carotenoids and other cancer fighting agents. Kale is the richest source of Vitamin K, the most important vitamin for proper blood coagulation and good bone health.
  • Tips and Warnings

  • Unlike other green leafy vegetables, Kale is excellent when freezed. It tastes a little sweet in frozen form.
  • Kale leaves can be cut, washed and stored in plastic bags in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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