Botanical Name: Brassica napus pabularia
Common Name: Red Russian Kale and Ragged Jack
Description: Red Russian Kale has a soft pink stem and green leaf. It has a mild balanced flavor that rounds out more spicy mixes. It has a very diverse use including salads, soup, sautés and braised. Kale is able to be frozen for later use and this is said to sweeten the flavor.
- Red Russian Kale can easily resist frost.
- Red Russian Kale made it’s first debut in the New World in Canada before making it’s way to the US via Russian traders.
- Kale is in the same family as cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
The following chart provides nutritional information for 1 cup (67 g) raw kale provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||80.4 mg|
|Vitamin B-6||.182 mg|