After 15 years of mama kale and papa Brussels sprout trying to conceive using good old fashioned breeding methods, kalette is finally born.
And boy are we glad, because kalettes are our new superfood obsession. This genius, non-GMO crossbreed is composed of a tiny Brussels sprout with kale leaves. They are tasty, nutritious nuggets of perfection. And here are six reasons you should love them as much as we do:
1. The best of both worlds. The two veggies brought their best qualities, marrying the slightly bitter, crunchy, airy kale with the nutty, soft, dense sprout.
2. They’re totally versatile. You can eat kalettes raw, roasted, sautéed, or grilled. And you can have them on their own, in a salad, in a sandwich, on a pizza … the possibilities are endless. (Click here for recipe inspiration.)
3. They are mindful of your time. Roasting them? Only 10 minutes at 475 F. Sautéing? 5-7. Grilling? 10 and you’re done!
4. You will feel better eating them. Kalettes are the cross between two superfoods, so you know you’re getting a fair share of vitamins. According to Ocean Mist Farms, a farm that grows these veggies, 1 1/2 cups provide 120% of your daily dose of vitamin K, 40% of vitamin C, and 10% of vitamin B6.
5. You can pick them up at your local grocer. Note: Look for “kale sprouts” at Trader Joe’s.
6. They’re British. The Beatles. Benedict Cumberbatch. Kate Middleton. The next British thing to capture our hearts — kalettes. They debuted in the U.K. in 2010 as the “flower sprout.”
If only kale and Brussels sprout were introduced sooner…
What's going to be the next big kale food hybrid?
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