Tuscan Kale

What is Tuscan kale and what is it called in the UK or European Union? Learn the ABC’s of Tuscan kale or dinosaur kale from Fast Days Healing Days and understand why this superfood just may be the best thing to eat on Fast Days (FDs).


Tuscan Kale: (US) is a member of the Brassica family along with broccoli, cauliflower, collards, Brussels sprouts and others. The variety known as Tuscan or Lancinato (aka black or dinosaur kale) is a powerhouse of nutrition. Tuscan kale is high in calcium, Vitamins C and K and high in carotenoids, especially lutein (important for eye health) and zeaxanthin. It also contains sulforaphane, a component rich in anti-cancer properties and indole-3-carbinol, another potent cancer-fighter. Many consider kale to be a superfood. The Foodie Physician discusses the superfood attributes of kale on his blog.

Cavolo Nero (UK) is the same plant as Tuscan Kale.

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Tuscan kale (US) or Cavolo Nero (UK) is a versatile dark leafy green perfect raw in salads and cooked in many types of Fast Day (FD) side dishes, casseroles, soups and stews. It’s a nutritional power-pack of flavor perfect for your IF lifestyle.

Author: Susie T. Gibbs

SusieT is passionately committed to seeking studies and research detailing the most effective strategies for killing inflammation, boosting health, increasing energy and expanding longevity through nutrition. Seeking health through ancestral principles and making darn good food while traveling along life’s path to better health occupies a key place in her personal food philosophy. SusieT develops recipes and writes about cooking, food, health and nutrition news. Find her latest work in CarbSmart Magazine, a digital magazine from the leaders in low carbohydrate information. A two-year survivor from late stage, hormone-positive breast cancer, SusieT encourages everyone to meet their kitchen and begin a love affair with life and cooking good, clean, nourishing meals. The life you save could be your own. Email SusieT with questions and suggestions for new 5:2 and 4:3 ADF/EOD recipes.

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