Fun Vegetable Trivia: Kale

 
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We've got another edition of food trivia for you today, and we're shifting gears a little. Now that we've talked about fun fall fruits like apples, persimmons, and figs, it's time to take a look at some amazing fall vegetables.

We'll begin with kale, a hardy green whose season can last into the winter.

Fun Fact #1: Kale is a member of the cabbage family, which means that it's related to Brussels sprouts, broccoli, collard greens, cauliflower, and even kohlrabi!

Fun Fact #2: Kale can survive several frosts. In fact, cold growing temperatures can make kale taste sweeter.

Fun Fact #3: Kale is rich in calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Visit our recipe archive for a collection of fun ways to cook with kale!

References:

  1. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/pdf/fact-sheet-kale.pdf
  2. https://agr.wa.gov/departments/business-and-marketing-support/farm-to-school-toolkit/wa-grown-food-recipe-kit/foodtoolkit/items/vegetables/kale/materials-and-info
  3. https://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/commodity/kale

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