We hear these days about superfoods. One of those is kale, which may be the most used in quasi-political statements about food.
I kind of like kale. Not raw—that’s like chewing rope. But cooked or steamed, it has kind of a delicate flavor that reminds me of the greens Mom used to serve. I look for, but can’t often find, a “little bit of kale.” It’s always a “giant” bag. And most kale at my grocer is organic, for which I don’t like to pay extra. But that is explained by kale’s place in the politics of food.
Kale is good for you. There is a food, however, that outpoints kale in pure nutritional impact. The potato, in fact, is hard to beat nutritionally. Look it up. I make a potato and kale soup that is off the charts, nutritionally. And trust me, it’s tasty.
I don’t know about superfoods, but I do think we have a super food system. It delivers a variety of safe and affordable food minutes away. Buy direct from a farmer, at a farmers market or in a grocery store.
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