認識 羽衣甘藍 KALE
羽衣甘藍 (Kale) 是近年被受追捧的超級食物，含有豐富的維他命 K, A 及 C、微量元素錳、銅及植物化學物質，有指對某些癌症有正面作用。
- 448 µg維他命 A，能幫助皮膚、視力維持正常及協助免疫系統的正常運作。
- 57微克的維他命 C (比紅蘿蔔高出十七倍)，是血管、骨、軟骨、齒齦、皮膚、牙齒均需要的膠原形成的元素；能協助免疫系統的正常運作、增加鐵質的吸收及保護細胞免受氧化破壞。
The word “superfood” is being used more liberally these days but kale truly is super.
Portion for portion kale is hard to beat when it comes to the number of nutrients it contains and a great choice for those wanting to enjoy a healthy balanced diet. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C, as well as containing useful amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals, which are believed to help against certain types of cancer.
Why is kale good for me?
1 portion (80g) of cooked kale contains 120mg of calcium, which makes it a useful source of this important mineral, especially for vegans and people on dairy free diets
Kale is an excellent source of folate with 69µg in every 80g of cooked curly kale. Folate is the form of folic acid occurring naturally in food. Folic acid is a B vitamin and is important because it: supports the growth of a mother’s tissues during pregnancy; plays a role in normal formation of blood, and supports the immune system to function normally
Kale is rich in lutein – an anti-oxidant which helps keep the eyes healthy. Kale contains 76mg lutein per kg, compared to broccoli which has 17mg. Experts recommend we should eat 6-10mg of lutein each day.
A portion (80g) of cooked kale contains 448µg Vitamin A which plays a supporting role in maintaining normal skin and vision, and helps the immune system to function normally.
Gram for gram kale contains 17 times more vitamin C than carrots. A portion (80g) of cooked kale contains 57mg of vitamin C which is important because it plays a role in the formation of collagen for blood vessels, bone, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth; supports the immune system to work normally; increases iron absorption and plays a role in protecting the cells from oxidative damage
Raw kale is an excellent source of vitamin K containing 704.8µg per 100g. Vitamin K plays a role in normal blood clotting and plays a role in maintaining normal bones
Kale is virtually fat free and low in calories.