Kale Facts and Trivia

“Every leaf of kale your chew adds another stem to your tree of life.” Ancient Turkish Saying

 

  1. purple2Kale might become the new state vegetable of Vermont.
  2. According to Green Heritage News, “Angelina Jolie, Woody Harrelson, and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few stars on the silver screen who eat kale to not only feel better, but to maintain the sleek physiques they require for days on the set. Celebrities Katy Perry and Jessica Alba also claim a love for the leafy green vegetable.”
  3. There are over 50 varieties of kale, and there happens to be 50 Shades of Kale as well.
  4. There is an extremely tall variety of kale called “Jersey kale” or “cow cabbage”.
  5. America plants more acres in Kale than Brussels Sprouts.
  6. Kale might have saved people from starving in the UK during World War II because it’s easy to grow and hearty.
  7. Lacinato Kale is known by many, many aliases including Cavolo nero (which means black cabbage in Italian), Tuscan Cabbage, Tuscan Kale, and dinosaur or dino kale.
  8. A kale plant continues to produce late into winter.
  9. After a frost, kale becomes sweeter.
  10. Ecocentric says that Thomas Jefferson was onto the kale craze way before us, he experimented with several varieties of kale at his garden in early 1800s.
  11. Kale is an amazing source of carotenoids, which are linked to one’s level of optimism.
  12. Kale is grown around the world.
  13. In Kenya, sautéed kale is called sukuma wiki and a staple of the diet.
  14. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of kale and mashed potatoes.
  15. Kale has been in cultivation for over 6000 years.
    1.  

      Facts and Trivia are fun but kale is also king when it comes to nutrition and special detoxifying molecules that can help your health.

Unlock Your Inner Kale Hero!

Download The Kale Hero Kit &
Join Our Community

Your email won't be shared with anyone.

Close this popup

What does it mean to be a Kale Hero? Kale heroes seek to empower others by teaching them to be healthier and more vibrant, by sharing secret kale tips and spreading the kale credo.

Download the complete Kale Hero Kit and join us in the lead-up to National Kale Day on October 1, 2014!

  • 10 awesome, easy ways for kale newbies to enjoy kale
  • Resources for Parents, Educators, Health Care Practitioners
  • Delicious Kale Recipes for Kale-ophiles & Foodies
  • Expert Interviews (Videos and Podcasts)
  • Livestreams & Local Events