Kale is a dark, leafy plant and one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there. It offers numerous health benefits and is even considered to be a “superfood”. But how can you make sure you always have a crispy, fresh bunch of kale ready at hand, without constantly having to go to the grocery store? Keep reading to find out!
Today’s post will cover: (click to read)
- The benefits of adding kale to your diet
- An easy method to store kale – it only takes 5 minutes to set up
Kale is loaded with the fat-soluble vitamins K and E, and the water-soluble vitamins A, C, B6 and B2. It’s also a rich source of manganese and copper, and provides dietary fibre, which is essential for proper digestion and elimination.
Other important nutrients found in kale include calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and even protein! Needless to say, kale is a plant that should be included in everyone’s diet. Kale is versatile and can be added to just about any meal: from green smoothies to salads, and even hot meals such as chili. You can even add kale to an omelet for an added boost of nutrients.
So how can you store kale to ensure maximum retention of nutrients, and avoid sad-looking wilted leaves?
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➙ one 1 L mason jar or other suitable container
➙ tap water
- Cut approximately 3 cm off the end of the kale stems – just as you would with a fresh bouquet of flowers.
- Fill the jar about halfway with cold tap water. The amount of water will depend on the length of the kale – the important thing is to make sure the ends of the stems are completely submersed.
- Place your kale in the jar.
Cover with a plastic bag and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
This method is the easiest and quickest way to keep kale crispy and fresh for as long as possible. Do you have any tricks for keeping kale or other produce fresh? Share in the comments below!