The star for the month of March is kale! A leafy vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. This nutrition super-star is loaded with nutrients and can be prepared many different ways. Kale’s hearty leaves withstand all types of cooking: boiling, braising, steaming, microwaving and stir-frying, making it perfect to add to soups, stews, pastas, pizzas and even smoothies! When using kale we suggest removing the middle rib by hand or with kitchen shears because it can be tough, fibrous and taste bitter.
Kale is packed with vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium helping us all build strong bones. One cup of kale has more vitamin C than an orange! Calcium is important for bone health, especially during childhood when bone mass is being created. Though it is not as rich in calcium as dairy products, kale can contribute to daily calcium intake for strong healthy bones.
Check out our March is Kale Month for a few of our favourite recipes using these vibrantly coloured vegetables.