Health Benefits of Kale

Nutritional value of Kale:

1 cup of boiled kale contains 40 calories, 1 g of fat and 3 g of fiber. They also contain vitamins A, B6, C and K as well as minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, copper and potassium. Kale also contains omega 3 fatty acids.

Kale vegetable infographic
Kale infographic

Disease-fighting factor:

  1. Kale contains organosulfur phytonutrients which may prevent ovarian cancer.
  2. The carotenoids in kale help prevent cataracts.
  3. The vitamin A and C in kale helps prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases.

Interesting fact:

Kale should be steamed for 5 minutes for maximum nutritional benefit.

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