What is Kale?
Kale is one of certain cultivars of cabbage grown for their edible leaves. Kale plants have green or purple leaves.
Kale Flakes are prepared from fresh kale that is trimmed, chopped and dried.
What’s the history of Kale?
Kale originated in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, where it was cultivated for food beginning by 2000 BC at the latest. The earliest record of cabbages in western Europe is of hard-heading cabbage in the 13th century. Records in 14th-century England distinguish between hard-heading cabbage and loose-leaf kale. During World War II, the cultivation of kale (and other vegetables) in the U.K. was encouraged by the Dig for Victory campaign. The vegetable was easy to grow and provided important nutrients missing from a diet because of rationing.
What’s the alternative name for Kale?
Kale is also known as leaf cabbage. Kale originates from Notherm Middle English cale. The ultimate origin is Latin caulis.
What do Kale Flakes look like?
Our Kale Flakes are different shades of green (see picture).
Is Kale easy to cultivate?
Yes! Kale is usually an annual plant grown from seed with a wide range of germination temperatures. It is hardy and thrives in wintertime, and can survive in temperatures as low as -15C. Kale can become sweeter after a heavy frost.
How would you describe the flavour and texture of Kale Flakes?
Dried Kale Flakes have a mild pepper flavour with a crisp texture.
What is the suggested use for Kale Flakes?
Kale Flakes are ready to use in soups, sauces, dips or spreads. Perfect for recipes that need a nutritional boost or enhanced flavour.
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