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Baby kale is simply the term for the delicate leaves of a young, immature kale plant. Almost any kale variety can be harvested at this young stage when the leaves are more mild and tender, though still hardier than most lettuce varieties. Both the petite stems and leaves of Baby kale are edible, with a chewy yet succulent texture and a slightly peppery flavor, similar to arugula.
Baby kale is available year-round.
Baby kale is a member of the Mustard or Cabbage family, and is a variety of Brassica oleracea known as acephala, meaning “without a head”. Still relatively new so the commercial market, Baby kale is starting to show up more often in fresh salad mixes with other greens, such as baby chard, arugula, spinach, and red or green lettuce.
Baby kale is known to be a nutritional powerhouse and is rich in calcium and iron as well as vitamins A, C and K1. In order to be absorbed in the body vitamin K1 requires fats so be sure to prepare baby kale with a healthy oil or avocado to take full advantage of the nutritional properties. Additionally, Baby kale can help lower cholesterol levels in the body by biding bile acids. Cruciferous vegetables such as baby kale also contain oxalates which are known to interfere with absorption of potassium and calcium, however oxalates are not heat-stable, longer cooking times can decrease their presence.
Baby kale is most often used raw, as its leaves are tender enough to be enjoyed fresh, yet its texture is still sturdy enough to stand up well in cooking. Baby kale can add an earthy flavor to raw salad green mixes, or it can be juiced, wilted, fried, dehydrated, or sautéed. Try topping a flatbread or pizza with Baby kale, or incorporate it into braising greens to add a nutty yet sweet flavor. Baby kale can even be used in lieu of spinach in baked preparations like quiche, lasagna, and enchiladas. Complimentary ingredients include garlic, ginger, fennel, sage, onion, apple, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, robust cheeses, pork, chicken, and white beans. To store Baby kale, wrap the leaves in a loose bundle with a paper towel or a thin cotton kitchen towel, place them in a large, sealable bag, and refrigerate in the crisper drawer for up to a week.
In some Northwestern German towns, it is customary to hold a kale tour each January, where you visit a country inn and eat your fair share of kale and sausage, and even crown a local celebrity as "kale king".
Kale is one of the oldest forms of cabbage. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean or Asia Minor, and it has been in cultivation for over 2000 years. Baby kale thrives in the fall and spring months, but can be grown year-round. Like mature kale plants, Baby kale can handle cold temperatures, and a good fall frost or cool winter will impart a higher sugar content and result in a better flavor in the plant.
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|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Healthy Creations-Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-479-0500|
|Nate's Garden Grill||San Diego CA||619-607-0117|
|Wheat & Water||La Jolla CA||858-291-8690|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-380-9840|
|Morgan Run Resort and Club||Rancho Sante Fe CA||858-756-2471|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-431-5323|
|Shorehouse Kitchen Carlsbad||Carlsbad CA||858-663-9916|
|Tender Greens-Mission Valley||San Diego CA||310-954-1415|
|Bekker's Catering||San Diego CA||619-287-9027|
|Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens||Escondido CA||760-294-7866|
|Fish 101||Encinitas CA||760-943-6221|
|Holsem Coffee||San Diego CA||650-773-6435|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Ki's Kitchen Commissary||VISTA CA||760-777-0700|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Donna Jean||San Diego CA||540-532-7139|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-0077|
|The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza||Oceanside CA||760-310-1535|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Pitchers||San Diego CA||858-472-1251|
|Toast Cafe||San Diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-670-5807|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department La Jolla||San Diego CA||808-868-8639|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
|Barbarella La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-7373|
|Himitsu||La Jolla CA||858-345-0220|
|HiroNori Ramen||San Diego CA||619-241-2856|
|Backyard Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Reata Glen||Ladera Ranch CA||949-545-2250|
|Vineyard Gourmet Catering||Temecula CA||951-858-1585|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Soulshine||San Diego CA||858-886-7252|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Fish 101 Cardiff||Cardiff CA||619-753-7139|
|La Costa Glen South||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Fairmont Grand Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-314-1975|
Recipes that include Baby Kale. One is easiest, three is harder.