Kale is included again and again on lists of super foods, and for good reason: It's a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C, vitamin E (an antioxidant), calcium, and even a few cancer-fighting compounds. In a happy twist of fate, it also happens to be one of our favorite fall treats. Oh, the possibilities...
For more on kale, see our visual guide to cooking greens.
Try Dinosaur Kale
Tuscan kale, also known as cavolo nero or lacinato kale and often marketed as dinosaur kale, is especially laborious to trim and clean, but worth seeking out for its distinctive flavor.
Soak, Shake, Store
To perk up limp leaves, trim the base of their stems and soak the kale for a few minutes in tepid water. Shake dry and store as suggested below.
Store kale in an airtight cointainer in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Cook the vegetable within three or four days.
Kale Loves Bacon
Hearty Main Dishes
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