Photo Project 52 – week 2 – a forgotten superfood

It doesn’t look much does it, but here in our little vegetable plot we’re growing a much forgotten vegetable – Kale.  As a member of the cabbage family Kale is a brilliant vegetable to grow over the winter months when other vegetable plants can’t survive the cold weather.  It is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in many ways but I love to steam it and dot it with a bit of butter and serve it alongside meat dishes.  When cooked it has a stronger flavour than cabbage . 

Kale is one of the most nutritionally rich vegetables grown in Britain today but many people don’t realise what a superfood it is. it is packed with beta carotene, folate, vitamin C, calcium and minerals as well as the phytochemicals that are believed to protect us against cancer.  So next time you go shopping have a look out for it and give it a try.

PS: The CD’s hanging in the background are home-made devices to scare the pigeons from eating our veg.  A great way to recycle old or unwanted CDs!!

(This post is part of Photo Project 52, a photography challenge where we post a picture every week in 2012.  Click here to see all my other entries.)

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