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Friday, March 18, 2016

Ready for a New Vegetable?


Ready for a New Vegetable?

Kalettes® are a brand-new vegetable now available in some supermarkets.  So you may be wondering what is Kalettes.  The inspiration behind Kalettes came from a desire to create a kale type vegetable which was versatile, easy to prepare and looked great. The result is a truly new
vegetable which combines the best flavors from Brussels sprouts and kale, resulting in a sweet and nutty flavor.

Kalettes  is considered a hybrid vegetable.  A hybrid vegetables are not the same as genetically modified crops. While genetically modified vegetables have been changed or tampered within their DNA, hybrid vegetables are created by simply cross breeding compatible plants.

One serving (one and a half cups) provides 40% of your daily vitamin C needs, 120% of your vitamin K needs, and 10% of your daily vitamin B6.

There is no waste to Kalettes. The entire Kalette, from the leaves to the stem, can be used in cooking.

So how should Kalettes be prepared?  One option is to roast them. Coat Kalettes with olive oil and place on a baking sheet; bake at 475 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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