Does kale allegedly cure cancer or something?

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Does kale allegedly cure cancer or something?

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Kale was of those veggies "nobody" liked and sold due to low price.

Now it appears to be popular and expensive.

Can one of you TV watchers explain? :P
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It is known that sharks who eat kale do not get cancer.

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Kale, because plain cabbage is passe.

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That's what Big Pharma wants you to believe.
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I like kale. It turns our rather dreary green and pleasant land into an hallucinogenic phantasmagoria during the normally dismal Summer months. :)

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asthmatic camel wrote:hallucinogenic phantasmagoria
I like the comment, but isen't that colza/rape?

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It is a green leaf with protein and fiber.

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I believe kale is a brassica, and so does The Daily Telegraph

And I am a cabbage.

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This stuff. I have no idea what a field full of it looks like.

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Verdict: Ninnies have driven up the price of kale. :evil:
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In the right amounts, it is very easy to grind it up and add it to food to improve its nutrition without affecting the taste. mystiqalwolf adds it to red sauces and smoothies, and I don't even notice it's there.
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gnome wrote:In the right amounts, it is very easy to grind it up and add it to food to improve its nutrition without affecting the taste. mystiqalwolf adds it to red sauces and smoothies, and I don't even notice it's there.
Reminds me of a health food puritan I knew who was taking garlic pills for something or other.

My reaction: All of the health benefits with none of the pleasure. :)

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Well, if you LIKE kale, you have the option of using whole leaves.
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... Is edible.
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DrMatt wrote: ... Is edible.
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asthmatic camel wrote:I like kale. It turns our rather dreary green and pleasant land into an hallucinogenic phantasmagoria during the normally dismal Summer months. :)

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Odd. That appears to be a field of oilseed.
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I'm still a cabbage. And it's Wednesday.
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DrMatt wrote:Odd. That appears to be a field of oilseed.
In a country where they boil & mash together everything (clapshot?), they don't make that kind of distinction.

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Wikipedia wrote:Species

There is some disagreement among botanists on the classification and status of Brassica species and subspecies.[citation needed] The following is an abbreviated list, with an emphasis on economically important species.

B. balearica: Mallorca cabbage
B. carinata: Abyssinian mustard or Abyssinian cabbage, used to produce biodiesel
B. elongata: elongated mustard
B. fruticulosa: Mediterranean cabbage
B. hilarionis: St Hilarion cabbage
B. juncea: Indian mustard, brown and leaf mustards, Sarepta mustard
B. napus: rapeseed, canola, rutabaga (swede/Swedish turnip/swede turnip)
B. narinosa: broadbeaked mustard
B. nigra: black mustard
B. oleracea: kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kai-lan, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi
B. perviridis: tender green, mustard spinach
B. rapa (syn B. campestris): Chinese cabbage, turnip, rapini, komatsuna
B. rupestris: brown mustard
B. septiceps: seventop turnip
B. tournefortii: Asian mustard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica

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Okay, so the yellow flowers are characteristic of rape, used not as a vegetable much but mainly to make oil. A special variety is used to make Canola.
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