09.01.2016

Superfood Sunday: Kale

By Jayne Robinson

It’s probably the first thing you think of when someone says ‘superfood’, because, thanks to a string of A-list celebrities, the world is only too aware of the amazing health properties of kale. And what’s more, the low-calorie, high-fibre, no fat green is cool!

It’s probably the first thing you think of when someone says ‘superfood’, because, thanks to a string of A-list celebrities, the world is only too aware of the amazing health properties of kale. And what’s more, the low-calorie, high-fibre, no fat green is cool! Cool enough to be a fashion statement a la Beyoncé and cool enough to see rocketing sales as suppliers struggle to keep up with demand. America even has a national kale day on the 7th October.

So we are steaming it, roasting it, shoving handfuls of it into the Nutribullet and promoting it on our sweaters. But is it really worth all the hype?

Kale does pack a pretty impressive nutritional punch… cooked kale has more iron per ounce than beef. It is super high in vitamin K, which helps protect against some cancers, is good for bones and prevents blood clotting. It’s also high in vitamin A – good for your eyesight and your skin. Plus calcium: great for metabolism, and vitamin C for immunity. And very importantly for all you Framers, kale is an anti-inflammatory, which means it will help take the edge off post-workout muscle soreness. You would struggle to find any other whole food with such notable credentials. And you don’t have to restrict yourself to a limp leaf on a salad, there are almost as many varieties of kale as there are Deliciously Ella recipes that incorporate the green… try curly kale, dino kale, flat kale, baby kale, walking stick kale, red kale, Siberian kale… mind-blowing! You can also find kale in our famous Frame Fuel Bowls at Frame Kings Cross and Frame Shoreditch (…from the 12th).

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