This dinosaur kale, also called, Tuscan kale, black kale, or lacinato kale, is a very hearty cooking green.
Very easy to prepare as the rib can be eaten too. Dino kale tastes less bitter than other kale types.
All our greens at Toppled Barn Farm are free of harmful chemicals. We cut them within 24 hours of delivery to ensure you get the maximum nutrition possible.
Use raw or cooked as you would other kale. Cook by steaming over boiling water to retain most of the nutrients. The hearty texture of Dino Kale makes it ideal for braising in broth or added to soups or stews.
May also lightly steam the leaves and use them to wrap around your favorite filling.
All produce is cleaned and raw for those who want to prepare their own salads. These are not ready to eat. We recommend rinsing your produce before eating.
A real super-star when it comes to nutrition. Kale can be eaten raw in salads or smoothies, but in order to get the full benefits of kale, you should cook it by steaming it for about 5 minutes.
- Excellent source of copper, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
- Very good source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), calcium, fiber, potassium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and vitamin E.
- Good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin B1(thiamin), omega-3 fats, phosphorus, protein, folate, and vitamin B3 (niacin
- Over 45 different flavonoids found in kale.
Kale is especially rich in antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients in the form of sulforaphane, and glucosinolates.
It provides cardiovascular support by lessening the risk of arteriosclerosis and reducing cholesterol levels.
Kale aids the body in detoxifying at the cellular level.
The immunostimulatory effects (ability to produce antibodies) of cooked kale actually work better than eating it raw.