Romaine Kicks Kale’s Tough, Bitter Butt!
Hey there! I just saw a chart that compared kale and other greens, was delighted with the findings, and felt compelled to share.
You see, there’s been so much hoopla over kale lately. Yet, try as I might, I have never been a huge fan of it. I’ve wanted to be. The cool kids all seem to like it.
But I mean, come on. It’s tough. It’s bitter. Frankly, it’s the green leafy stuff that, for decades, had a sole purpose of separating deli meats. Let’s not pretend otherwise.
Then along came this chart, and it made me feel vindicated regarding my kale aversion.
Take a look.
There’s a veritable laundry list of greens that best kale in the nutrient department. Do you see kale hanging out all the way on the very bottom? Uh huh. Even your everyday, humble head of romaine kicks kale’s butt. Heck a bunch of wimpy little chives packs more punch than kale.
Plus, look at the chart title. This isn’t a personal theory created by a nobody like me. “Science” says kale is a nutritional wimp. Well, relatively so, at least. And you won’t find a ruling that’s any more clinical or factual or, you know, scientific than one backed by “Science.”
So, from now on, when a kale pusher tries to force feed me this salad bar garnish, I’m just going to give an all-knowing, smart ass little smile – kind of like that Mona Lisa chick – and politely decline, comforted by the knowledge that all of my other tastier green friends are doing the job just fine, thank you very much.