Introducing Red Russian Kale

Here is a bit of information and a few recipe ideas that might turn you on to “Red Russian” Kale, a gorgeous heirloom variety of kale with pinkish-purple stems and veins and almost silvery leaves.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. One cup has zero fat, 33 calories, and provides 206% of your daily vitamin A requirement and 134% of your daily vitamin C, as well as 9% of your daily iron and 6% of your daily calcium requirement.

From Wikipedia: Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties.

To extend storage time, dunk leaves in cold water.

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Kyla and Rob’s greens for breakfast

Recipe Suggestions

Raw, baked, sautéed… yummy.

Kyla, one of the Aylmer Backyard Farm team members, has Red Russian kale and swiss chard for breakfast.

Super Easy Kale – http://www.summertomato.com

Breakfast Squares – Kalyn’s Kitchen blog

Red Russian Kale and Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Russian Kale and Red Onion Savory Breakfast Squares Recipe

Super Easy Kale with Pecans

Kale with Garlic and Cranberries

Wilted Russian Kale Salad With Balsamic Vinegar & Orange Zest

i eat food.net

Quick Kale Recipe with no name

1 bunch Russian kale
1 small onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
red chili flakes, to taste
wine or broth to deglaze the pot
your favorite salt or seasoning salt, to garnish
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