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Microgreen Spotlight: Kale

Microgreen Spotlight: Kale

Whether you saute it, roast it, chop it in a salad, or harvest it in its microgreen stage and freeze-dry it like we do, kale is one of the best leafy greens for your overall health.

 

Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, kale leaves—especially kale microgreens—are a powerhouse of nutrition.




What are the key nutrients in kale?

Kale is incredibly nutrient-dense, containing high levels of vitamins A, C, and K, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin, vision, reducing fatigue, and supporting the immune function.1 In fact, kale contains more vitamin C than most greens — three times more than spinach and collard greens, to be exact.2, 3

Kale is also a rich source of:




The antioxidants in kale, such as beta-carotene and lutein, help counteract damage from free radicals — one of the causes of aging and diseases like cancer.

Kale also has particularly large amounts of two flavonoids — quercetin and kaempferol — that may reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and protect against chronic illness.4




Reap the benefits of kale microgreens

Kale microgreens are the most nutrient-dense form of kale. Studies have shown that kale microgreens can contain up to 40 times more nutrients5 than their mature counterparts, making them an excellent way to boost your daily nutrient intake. Consuming kale microgreens may reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer, and may also help improve digestion due to the high fiber content which supports healthy gut bacteria.

Furthermore, because kale microgreens contain high levels of calcium and magnesium they may help regulate blood pressure levels in individuals who consume them regularly over time.




The tastiest way to get your kale microgreens

Daily Elements microgreens powder is the most convenient way to include kale in your diet, without having to prepare fresh produce on a daily basis. One tiny scoop of the powder added to smoothies, drinks or other dishes requires minimal effort while providing maximum nutrition absorption into the body. To ensure you get all the benefits, we use a gentle freeze-drying process of raw, locally-grown microgreens.




Sources:
1. Iowa State University
2. U.S Department of Agriculture
3. U.S Department of Agriculture
4. Harvard University
5. University of Maryland