This amazing super food also known as Dinosaur Kale in the States, as well as Cavolo nero, black kale, black cabbage, Tuscan kale, or by its Italian names lacinato and nero de Toscana.
With its distinctive long, dark green, almost black leaves, cavolo nero originates from the fields of Tuscany where it was first believed to be grown in 600BC.
Our Tuscan Kale is dark green and tender with no bitter undertone. This kale can be eaten raw in salads, steamed stir fried or juiced whole in a nutri bullet. I cut it into strips and add it pasta sauces, pies and bakes, as a subtle way of slipping green veg in our children’s diet. Using the name Dinosaur kale is a good way of making it a more fun and interesting to children too.
Kale is a truly amazing dark green leafy veg. It is an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C, as well as containing useful amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals, which are believed to help against certain types of cancer. Because kale contains so many different nutrients it can play an important role as part of a healthy balanced diet. Ours is grown undercover and is much more tender and easier to cook with than normal kale grown outdoors over winter.