Organic Kale Powder is Indigo Herbs contribution to the great modern Kale movement that's sweeping through the western world. With the popularity of this leafy green soaring, we thought it was about time we offered our customers a top quality Organic Kale Powder. You won't be wanting when you taste this super green powder; it goes well in soups and stews and is very versatile. Use it however you would like to get the Kale goodness into you.
Historically Kale has been a very important vegetable for Europeans living in the deep North. Being very resistant to frost and cold, this leafy green vegetable could be easily grown and would survive into the colder months to give people early winter nutrition. In fact, Kale has experienced one of the most fascinating transformations in plant history. Originating in the Mediterranean region, Kale is a part of the species Brassica oleracea which also encompasses cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It's possible that these leafy greens at some point all looked the same and over centuries of selective breeding they have become distinctive in their own right. Since the 5th century BCE Kale has been bred to have bigger leaves without a head like broccoli. With the preference for a bigger central formation of young leaves Kale became less popular until recently where it has taken over from cabbage.
Kale comes in many varying forms depending on look. These varieties are Curly-leaved (Scots Kale), Plain-leaved, Rape Kale, Leaf and spear (a combination of the first two mentioned) and Bumpy leaved (cavolo nero). Some varieties can reach up to 7 foot while others are compact. Leaf shape and colour vary depending on variety and there also exists ornamental Kale that can have red, blue, white and violet rosettes at their center; even these varieties are edible. It's a vast world of Kale out there!