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Tuscan Dinosaur Kale Brassica Oleracea Seeds
Packet of 250+ home grown seeds!
This interesting variety of kale has been famed for centuries as a nutritious and delicious green vegetable, that is really starting to get trendy, if not mainstream.
It is very high in Betacarotene, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and rich in Calcium. Kale also contains “Sulforaphae”, a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties.
Boiling can decrease the level of sulforaphane, but steaming, microwaving, or stir frying has very little effect on its content.
One of the best sources of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells, and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
Kale is also a good source of carotenoids, the famed goodies in carrots, linked to improved eyesight amongst other things.These seeds are from our own plants and are selected for maximum leaf growth before bolting.
We always use the fast bolting plants for cooking and keep the slow bolters for seed production. (Bolting is producing seed then dying. The quicker it happens, the lower the usefullness of the plant.)In that way we are constantly slightly improving, this unusual breed of ancient leafy green vegie.
Great just sprinkled in olive oil/salt /pepper and chucked in the oven as chips, or just chop it up and use it as you would normally use cabbage or broccoli.
As it’s the non-bitter type, you can just eat it fresh in salads, or if your like me, as you wander around the garden “grazing”.
More than 2000years of heavily documented, historical use, of this wonderful plant, and I can certainly see why it has lasted so long!
Handles the hot dry time and the wet and the frost. Doesn’t just handle it, thrives on it!
Productive month after month after month.
Great stuff, and tastes great too!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!