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The New Kale

The easy-to-cook-with offspring is milder and sweeter-tasting than the original.
Travis Rathbone

Brussels sprouts can be something of an acquired taste; and who hasn’t left kale in the fridge so long it could do double-duty as garden mulch?

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So it’s big news in the vegetable world that a brand-new Brussels sprouts–kale crossbreed has been created, and it’s milder and sweeter-tasting than you’d guess from its parentage—yet every bit as full of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

“Kalettes,” as Ocean Mist Farms has dubbed the newfangled cabbage-family food (somewhat unimaginatively, we think we’d have chosen something more memorable, like, say...“Ka-sprizzles”) have 45 calories per 1 1⁄2 cups and deliver 4% of daily vitamin C and 120% of vitamin K.

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Use them in stir-frys and salads, or steam, sauté, roast, or even grill them up as a side.


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