The Guardian’s food blog reckons curly kale is the new superfood, "nature’s fast food" no less, packed with "six times more calcium than broccoli and high in vitamins A and C".
The paper raves:
"100g of the cooked leaves provides over half (55%) of the recommended
daily allowance of vitamin C – the antioxidant that helps to protect
the body from free radicals. It also contains seven times as much
Vitamin A as cooked broccoli."
So far so good….we agree with all of that, not to mention that’s curly kale is pretty damn tasty when sauteed with either garlic or even a touch of red wine vinegar.
But here’s the bit that confuses me.
The Guardian reckons that curly kale is something new to the UK and "will hit the shops in the next few days."
They must just mean in big supermarkets as we’ve been eating the stuff from our local farmers’ market for a few years now.