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03-03-2007, 03:56 AM
Since english is not my mother tounge and my dicitonary gives me a word I don't understand when searching for "kale", I wonder if someone could post a picture?:confused:
Because everyon keeps raving about how they put it in their smoothies, I wanna join in the craze!!:D
03-03-2007, 06:51 AM
Hi there. Kale is a dark, dense, leafy green. It has a stronger flavor then spinach.
You may see words like brassicas or cabbage too.
Kale is a thick leaf with a curly, lacy edging.
03-03-2007, 10:48 AM
There are various kinds of kale too. I buy mine at the health food store. My kind of kale that I love is dark and thick leaves. Oh the stems are usually thick too unless I get a very young one which is hard to find.
Maybe you can also do a google search, www.google.com, and type in word google and see different kinds here that perhaps match what you have available.
For my smoothies since kales has lots of calcium, and not sure on what other great properties it has, I use this as my first choice. However, whatever I have I use as second choices too.
Not sure if you have young coconuts in your country, but I use the water inside for the liquid into the smoothies. I could use regular water, but since this is supposed to be very good for your body, I go with that theory.
03-03-2007, 11:09 AM
I was trying to find pictures of a few varieties of kale. I am a little "happy" over kale. Origionally I didn't like it, but now I crave it. Very good marinated in olive oil, garlic, and sea salt. I have tried the purple kale, curly kale, and dinasour kale. Personally, I stick to curly and purple with purple being my favorite.
03-03-2007, 12:08 PM
Where do you live? What is your mother tongue? Not all kale is curly. Kale in spain and portugal is often flat leaved. You will see it growing in the gardens very very tall. The people take off the outer leaves as the stalk grows taller and taller. On my walk through Spain I saw kale taller than me!:eek:
03-06-2007, 02:47 PM
I live in Sweden, and if i translate the previously suggested "cabbage" Which is "kål" in swedish (looks a bit like, "kale" don't it?) it's something that's the size of a head (right word?) of iceberg lettuce, but pale green and the leaves are thick and have white threads. Quite crunchy, but not too tasty.
The lacy kind is called "savoy" in my local food store,if that's the same. but I think I've seen the purple ones in stores in autumn.
well, I'll google some more and see what I get.
03-06-2007, 02:56 PM
Savoy is more in the cabbage family then kale. Kale is a looser "head".
I think you do well in your English.
03-06-2007, 11:31 PM
Here are photos of two varieties of Kale.. one is curly, one is not.
Latin: Brassica alboglabra
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