Kale Is Very High in Beta-Carotene
Kale is often claimed to be high in vitamin A, but this is not entirely accurate.
It is actually high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body can turn into vitamin A.
The human body converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol) – beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision. Vitamin A can be sourced from the food we eat, through beta carotene, for example, or in supplement form
For this reason, kale can be an effective way to increase your body's levels of this very important vitamin.
SUMMARY Kale is very high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body can turn into vitamin A.
Stir-fried curly Kale with Chilli & Garlic
Today’s recipe is Stir-Fried Curly Kale with Chilli and Garlic. You can add some shredded beef, chicken or tofu to the Stir fry, if you would prefer
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Stir-fried curly kale with chilli & garlic
PREP: 5 MINS COOK: 8 MINS
A quick and easy way to give kale a kick - serve with steak, chicken and oriental meals
Nutrition: per serving: Kcal:44, fat:4g, protein: 2g, saturates: 0g, carb: 1g, sugars: 1g, fibre: 2g salt: 0.06g
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
1 tbsp olive oil
200g bag curly kale
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
1. Heat the oil in a large wok, then add the kale and a couple tbsp water. Season, then stir-fry for 5-8 mins, adding the garlic and chilli for the final 2 mins. When the kale is tender and a vibrant green, remove from the heat and serve.
For an even lower-fat version, steam the kale for 5 mins. Fry the chilli and garlic in 1 tsp oil and toss through