Brassica oleracea acephala sabellica
Tuscan kale is also known as black cabbage. Like all leafy greens, kale black is a highly nutritious and versatile vegetable. It is widely considered to among the best-tasting varieties of kale. The microgreens are about 5 cm tall, with a dark green colour.
- Nr of seeds for grams: 300
- Seed Presoak: 4/5 hours
- Harvest time: 5/6 days
Nutritional benefits of kale black microgreens
Kale black is rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including:
- dietary fibre
- mineral salts, especially potassium
- vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- carotenoids (pro-vitamin A)
- vitamin K
- folic acid (vitamin B9)
- sulphur compounds.
Taste and use
Kale black is a valuable ally in the kitchen. It is highly nutritious, low-calorie and easy to prepare.
One of the most common uses of kale black is in soups, but it is extremely versatile and can be used in stews, pasta dishes or as a healthy side dish, either sautéed or boiled. It can also be used to make a great pesto, that goes great on crispy bread croutons.
Winter is the season for Tuscan kale, so try using it in a hearty winter soup with beans and your choice of meat and/or vegetables.