Taste: This kale has longer spear-like leaves with a pebbled appearance and a dark, mottled green color. Its flavor is deep and earthy — it’s less bitter than curly leafed, with an almost nutty sweetness.
Benefits: Kale is a nutrition superstar due to the amounts of vitamins A, K, B6, and C, calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese it contains.
Culinary Use: Kale holds its texture well in cooking, and it can be steamed, stir-fried, roasted, or eaten raw. Turn it into smoothies, kale chips, wilt it into soup, mash it with potatoes or turn it into pesto.