What do Oprah, Dr. Oz, Michele Obama, Heidi Klum, and Perfect Supplements have in common? A passion for kale! In this blog (to honor National Kale Day) I am going tell you why kale is the king of superfoods, why we ferment our kale, and share some awesome recipes for those who do not particularly enjoy the taste of this green nutrient god. Oh, and you will be quizzed at the end!
It’s Healthy Stuff!
Why does kale reign as the king of superfoods? Kale is scientifically proven to be one the most nutrient dense superfoods on the planet! Just a single cup of raw kale contains:
- Vitamin A: 206%
- Vitamin K: 684%
- Vitamin C: 134%
Kale also contains Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Phosphorus, etc, etc, etc … If I were to tell you all the health benefits of kale I would be writing for hours. The link below is a great resource on just 10 health benefits (which may or may not be on the quiz)!
How We Make Kale Perfect!
Perfect Supplements understands the nutritional benefits of kale, and has developed a product that actually makes kale healthier and easier to consume! Fermented foods provide beneficial bacteria (probiotics) which can do wonders for gut health and may even improve mental health. Fermentation increases the nutrient density of healthy food by providing beneficial probiotics, enzymes, B vitamins, and a rare and important nutrient known as vitamin K2. Fermenting often improves digestion and nutrient absorption. Perfect Supplements took kale to the next level by fermenting it with organic black strap molasses and live vegan cultures. One Serving of Perfect Fermented Kale Contains:
- 9 Calories 1654 IU Vitamin A
- 22mg of Vitamin C
- 25mg of Calcium
- 83mg of Potassium
- 20% Protein by Weight
- 12% Fiber by Weight
- 46.14mcg Vitamin K
- 31.29mcg Vitamin K2
Perfect Fermented Kale is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and super easy to throw in a smoothie or healthy green shake for a quick and easy way to fuel your body with goodness!
Did you know that after a frost kale becomes sweeter? Did you know kale has been in cultivation for over 6000 years and even Thomas Jefferson grew several varieties in early 1800s? Check out this link for more fascinating facts!
Tastes Like Dirt?
I personally love kale. My husband says it tastes like dirt. Here are some great recipes to turn the nay- sayers around:
Join The Kale Revolution!
There are many ways you can spread the love for kale. Share this blog with your friends and family. Cook and share the delicious recipes. Run down your street yelling “I Love Kale”! Go to this site to sign the petition to make Kale Day a national holiday:
Be sure to buy local and organic if you can, or grow your own! Here is a great video to get you started!
Quiz – Did You Study?
- What leafy green vegetable reigns as king of superfoods?
- What healthy green food rhymes with Hail?
- What do Oprah, Dr. Oz, Michele Obama, Heidi Klum,and Perfect Supplements have a common passion for?
Did you answer kale, kale, and kale? Great! You Passed!
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!