Organic Curly Kale 100g USA/Australia
Highlights: Nutrient dense organic curly kale is considered to be an excellent low-calorie nutrient dense dietary option to improve health. With a nutritional profile including plentiful amounts of fat-soluble carotenoids lutein and betacarotene and vitamin K1 and water-soluble vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and C plus the minerals calcium, potassium, copper and manganese it not difficult to see why. One cup of raw kale has just 33 calories and only 7 g carbohydrates, making it a diabetes-friendly/weight-friendly vegetable.
Organic Curly Kale belongs to the Cabbage family (Brassica sp.) along with Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and bok choy. These vegetables contribute glucosinolates, sulphur containing glycosides to the diet which act as cancer inhibiting agents, reducing inflammation by activating detoxification enzymes, clearing free radicals, and inducing immune functions
For those that suffer with oxalate based kidney stones or take blood thinners such as Coumarin or Warfarin there may be a need to avoid or limit kale intake. If eaten raw Kale goitrogens may also interfere with thyroid function when eaten in high amounts, blocking the iodine the thyroid needs to function. When in doubt check with your doctor or dietitian.
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