Kales!

If you are not yet eating much kale, now is the time! Kale is a leaf cabbage, that has very good nutritional value. It is a rich source of vitamins (A, C, E, K, B6), folate, manganese, and several dietary minerals like iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Kale is also a source of carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. The best way to get all these is to eat your kale raw. Boiling diminishes these nutrient contents.

Check out the nutrient values of raw kale (in English, Finnish and Swedish) here.

Kales 34 blogKales grown for 34 days in Plantui 6 Smart Garden

Usually the big leaves you might find in a supermarket are not so appetizing when eaten raw. This is because the kale leaves become a bit woody when they grow big. Small, young leaves have the best taste and texture. The two varieties we chose to the Plantui selection are Kale Curled Green and Kale Lacy. They have a pretty appearance in addition to the taste & texture. I recommend to use the leaves like lettuce, on sandwiches and salads, or in smoothies. This is how you will get all the vitamins and minerals!

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Kale Curled Green (read more) & Kale Lacy (read more)

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Elisa Majara

I'm the gardening specialist at Plantui. I graduated from HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Lepaa, Finland majoring in Horticulture. During my studies I became interested in urban agriculture in all its forms, and also special herbs and vegetables. I like to explore and read exciting articles about plant biology and the importance of plants in our lives. My own personal favorite herb is chervil.

Contact: elisa.majara@plantui.com

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