Fresh vs. Frozen Kale
Kale is a green vegetable that is often used as a substitute for spinach. While fresh kale is available in spring and autumn, luckily frozen kale is available during all seasons. Fortunately, it is just as healthy as fresh kale – sometimes even healthier, since it may have been frozen while more fresh than the ‘fresh’ kale you can buy! Additionally, eating a large amount of raw kale can also limit how much iodine your thyroid gland can intake – but by boiling the kale, you get rid of this problem! The only issue is that chilled kale works best in a cooked meal.
How to Defrost Kale
For every 2 cups of frozen kale, place one cup of water in a pot, and add half a teaspoon of salt. Cover the pot, then heat the water until it begins to boil. Put the kale in the water and wait for it to boil again. Boil the kale for 8-12 minutes. Once boiled, drain the kale, as leaving it in the boiling water will cause it to become overdone.
Ideas for Frozen Kale
One great way to use this type of kale is to add it in soups. One example is Lemony Soup with Kale. This soup is full of vegetables, and has an interesting taste due to its unique lemony taste. Another one is Asian Soup with Salmon and Kale. This quick meal is filling and flavourful.
You can also add kale into stews for extra vegetables, add it into pasta, or put it on a pizza! Many people are also fans of adding kale into their smoothies for extra vitamins. There are lots of ways to use this healthy vegetable.
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Further Information about Frozen Kale
If you would like more information, please click on the following links:
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/top-lists/dara-moskowitz-grumdahls-top-5-frozen-kale-recipes/ – for five recipes using frozen kale.
http://deliciouslyorganic.net/green-smoothie-recipe/ – for more information on the benefits of frozen kale over raw kale.
http://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/2014/03/27/3-ways-to-freeze-kale-for-green-smoothies-and-other-recipes/ – for ways on freezing kale yourself!