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!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.