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If there was a Cinderella of the vegetable world, I think it would have to be kale. Once upon a time, kale was commonly used as a garnish at upscale restaurants. Today, this nutrient rich green veggie is known to some as the Queen of Greens! Kale is rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, K, folate, and fiber, and it contains calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium among other nutrients as well.

Kale is a versatile vegetable that grows in different forms and colors and has many different culinary uses. Kale is generally best served cooked to reduce its bitter taste, but small leaves can be torn into a salad or blended in a smoothie. Kale can be sautéed, stir-fried, cooked into a soup, or used to make kale chips. Kale chips are fun and easy-to-make, and they make for a tasty, healthy snack! Kale chips can be prepared in a dehydrator as demonstrated in the video below, but they can also be baked in the oven if you don’t have a dehydrator.

Do you have a favorite kale recipe? If so, please share by leaving a comment below!

Written by: Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Ohio State University Extension Franklin County

Reviewed by: Shannon Carter, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County


Healthline (2018). 10 Health Benefits of Kale. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-kale#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

NC State Extension (2020). Kale: Grow it, Eat it. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/kale

National Center for Home Food Preservation (2014). Drying: Food Dehydrators. https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/dry/dehydrator.html

The Nutrition Source: Kale. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/kale/

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