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All You Need to Know About Kale Green Leaf Vegetable Plant

kale green leaf vegetable

This article will teach you all you need to know about “Kale” Africans Green Leaf Vegetable.

Kale: According to Dr. Joel Furman, it is the most nutritious food that contains minerals, vitamins, fiber and amino acids, as well as important antioxidants that reduce inflammation and can prevent cancer. It is also tasty and easy to prepare, varied food. This vegetable is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) with green or purple leaves in which the central leaves do not form a head.

Kale is a popular vegetable Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants such as; Kaempferol & Quercetin. It is also a member of the cabbage family. it is a very good source of Vitamin C. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green cabbage and Brussels sprouts. it is of different types. Leaves can be purple or green, it is curly or smooth in shape. Scots or curly kale are the two (2) most common types of Kale. 

Note: Kale is known as “Eggplant Leaf” in Africa, Igba in Yoruba and Efo in igbo.

They are characterised by ;

1) Curly Leaves
2) Green Leaves
3) They are Hard
4) They Possess Fibrous Stems

A glass cup of fresh kale (roughly 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains the following:

Potassium: 11% of the DV
Calcium: 8% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 10% of the DV
Vitamin A: 204% of the DV (from beta-carotene)
Vitamin C: 137% of the DV
Vitamin K: 681% of the DV
Copper: 10% of the DV
Magnesium: 4% of the DV
Manganese: 28% of the DV

It contains 3% of DV for phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and iron

This all we know about this plant.

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