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Kale - Our Local Superfood

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Since the age of dinosaurs kale is one of the earth's most health-giving, nutrient-dense foods writes Sharon Hanna in her new book called The Book of Kale: The easy-to-grow-superfood. This statement has been repeatedly proved to be true. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who specializes in nutrition based treatments for his patients, developed ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) scale to determine the ratio of nutrients for calorie consumed. Kale receives 1000 of 1000 in this scale. This vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, easy to grow, growing over the winter and resistant for pest and diseases. What else one would ask for? Aside from the introductory information the book provides over 80 recipes, which should satisfy all: vegetarians and meet eaters, vegans and raw foodists: from kale smoothies and chips to a variety of salads, to pies and muffins, and potatoes and bacon frittatas. I like the idea of a simple salad of finely chopped kale with shredded apple...uhmm.....that will give you 200% of your daily vitamin C, seven times daily recomendation of  vitamin K, calcium, copper, manganese, iron, potassium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, quercetin....and more...and more...