Kale has soared in popularity because of its vast array of health benefits. The list of vitamins and minerals that kale contains is long! Kale is an excellent source of fibre and important vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, as well as folate. It is also a source of vitamin B6, Vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin. Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you cook it by steaming. Kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Like other greens, kale contains carotenoids which play an important role in eye health.
Black kale (Lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, Tuscan kale, Cavolo nero) is rich in glucosinolates which may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. It is among the most antioxidant rich foods on earth. It is slightly sweeter than regular (green) kale. Red kale is more tender than some other varieties and one of the sweetest types of kale.