National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first Wednesday in October and is an annual celebration.
Team Kale provides tools, resources, and community so that every American has access to this incredibly nutritious, inexpensive whole food, but can also learn ways to cook and grow it.
Kale is not only a superfood, it is a superhero when it comes to health. Kale is the queen of the cruciferous vegetable family (which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts and bok choy) which means you get plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamin and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
In fact, just a few cups of kale daily may have the power to battle cancer, inflammation, and low moods. Add to that protein, high levels of vitamin C and K, iron, omega-3, and fiber -- nutrients that many Americans are sorely missing from their diet.
Kale is not only nutrient-dense, it also happens to be hearty, which means it travels well and lasts for up to a week when stored in a loose paper or plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper. It's also extremely versatile.
Economical but also accessible, kale is one of the easiest crops for local farmers to grow and the ideal way to celebrate local American farming. It's happy grown in a small strip of land, in a garden pot, or can even be grown on a playground in this plant tower.
So join the kale revolution! Be a part of Team Kale, and help spread the health in your community.
A Healthy America Runs on Kale!