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This superfood has been on dinner plates since Roman times and has long been common across much of Europe. The vegetable hails from the cabbage family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and collards. Kale is more popular than ever, and it’s packed with vitamins and mineral
Nutrients in kale can also help you:
Kale Health Benefits
Vitamin A (important for eye and bone health and a strong immune system), vitamin C (aids in cold and chronic disease prevention), and vitamin K (good for blood clotting and bone building) Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (Although kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it’s another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.) Lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale its deep, dark green color and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts Minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc
Their nutritional profile – and health benefits – are impressive, to say the least. All leafy greens are excellent sources of vitamin C, bone-strengthening vitamin K, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also deliver plenty of beneficial phytochemicals including beta-carotene, lutein and flavonoids Are mixed baby greens good for you?
Spring Mix Nutrition Facts
One serving of spring mix (85g) provides 20 calories, 2g of protein, 3g of carbohydrates, and 0g of fat. Spring mix is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate. The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA.1
It is also known as Tuscan kale, Italian kale, dinosaur kale, kale, flat back kale, palm tree kale, or black Tuscan palm Lacinato kale is “great cooked and raw for salads, but it has thinner leaves so it’s easier to eat than other kale sorts, which are tougher, “Flavor: More delicate with a slightly sweet nuttiness and less bitterness than curly leaf kale.
A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains
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