Real Life, Good Food



Learn about this leafy cabbage


How to select

Choose dark colored kale bunches with small to medium leaves. Avoid brown or yellow leaves.

How to store

Store kale in a plastic bag in the coldest part of the fridge for 3-5 days.

Peak season

Peak season: spring, fall, and winter






Ways to use

  • Add chopped fresh or frozen kale to vegetable or bean soups.
  • Add chopped kale to a stir-fry.
  • Stir raw kale into pasta or rice salads.
  • Substitute kale in recipes that use spinach or collard greens.
  • Add cooked to any pasta dish.

Did you know...

  • Kale is a member of the Brassicaceae family, also known as the cabbage family, along with broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kohlrabi.
  • It originated in the Mediterranean region and was brought to the United States from England in the 17th century.
  • Kale is a very hardy plant; it can withstand frosts and snowfall, making it an excellent staple food in the winter months.



How to cut kale

How to cut kale

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