What’s Fresh? Kale

ūüćÉSiberian Kale, Blue Dwarf Kale, even DINOSAUR¬†Kale – it’s a kale storm at Pearl Market! These hearty leafy greens have staying power through the summer – not only because of their quick proliferation,¬†drought resistance, and lax planting schedule – but because they pack a lot of nutrition into a light package. Unbelievably, kale:
  • has more than twice the vitamin C of an orange (crazy!)
  • has more calcium than milk (though we don’t digest¬†it exactly the same way)
  • keeps its Vitamin A, C, and K count high¬†after cooking (where most veggies lose their nutrients)
Kale is even a great source of an omega-3 fatty acid (ALA Рalpha linoleic acid) which contributes to brain health and is associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. 
Just because it’s delicious doesn’t mean it’s hard to find!¬† City Meadow Market Garden grows soft Siberian kale just 3 miles from Pearl Market, and Morning Dew Hop Farm¬†offers it fresh from the green hills of Athens.

Try the kale chips below with a spicy Mayhem Foods salsa, or as a crunchy top on some Ohio City Pasta!

Kale chips are an easy, light, salty snack when you want to ward off the potato chip cravings! Use some Dutch Creek Goat Farm’s cheese and meat in a Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Goat Cheese Pizza, or get back to summer classics with this Kale Caesar Pasta Salad.

Posted by Michelle Chippas

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