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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