May 11, 2016

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Kale an economical powerhouse of nutrition

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If you love kale, you’re going to love this column.

Because I am addicted to that hardy green leafy vegetable.

For the past few years, Americans have had a love affair with kale and mine continues. I eat two bundles a week.

Aside from being delicious, it’s seriously versatile and nutritious.

A cup of chopped kale has 33 calories; 206 percent of your vitamin A needs; 134 percent of the recommended vitamin C intake; 9 percent of your RDA of calcium and 6 percent of iron. It’s also high in vitamin K – off the charts high with more than 600 percent of the recommended daily intake. read more →