There are many reasons to love kale. As one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat, its high content of iron, calcium and vitamins A, C and K aid in maintaining a healthy digestive system. The low-sodium superfood and natural anti-inflammatory vegetable is often used in soups, stews, casseroles and pastas and can also be enjoyed steamed and infused with flavored oils or seasoned salts. The best part is that you don’t need a steamer to delight your palate with this mode of preparation.
Steps to Steam Kale
Additions to Steamed Kale
You can season steamed kale simply with salt and pepper, or consider throwing in some garlic while it's steaming to infuse it with flavor. Other ways to add a tasty twist to this superfood include sprinkling the steamed kale with your favorite seasoning salt or dribbling flavored oil over it before serving.
Kale with a Capital K (Vitamin)
People who take blood-thinning medication should be careful about how much kale they ingest. The vegetable is rich in vitamin K, which can have a blood-clotting effect. The vegetable is also a concern for those with thyroid issues; people with hypothyroidism may find their condition worsened by too much kale. The chemical properties that cause concerns, however, are almost completely destroyed by cooking.
On the other hand, people who avoid dairy should know that kale is one of the richest vegetarian sources of calcium, which helps your body strengthen bones.