Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kale - A Nutritional Powerhouse.

What is Kale?
Kale or Borecole is a form of cabbage. It is a Nutritional Powerhouse.
1. Kale is rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.
2. It is rich in Vitamin K (necessary for normal blood clotting) reduces the overall risk of developing or dying from cancer, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
3. It is rich in anti-oxidants.
4. It is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol.
5. "It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese".

Though it is hard to relinquish your accustomed food preferences and try something new but try to incorporate..
How to prepare Kale:
1. Chop kale and mix it in Roti dough.
2. Slice Kale into bite size pieces toss it with salt, olive oil and pepper and bake it for 10-15min at 350 degrees in the oven.
3. Make dhal/pappu with finely chopped Kale.
4. Make mouth watering Kale pacchadi (chutney or relish) tastes exactly like Gongura pacchadi (Pitwaa in Hindi)