Confession time – I don’t like it. Tried it a couple of times and it’s not my kind of salad bowl. But, and it’s a big but, I know many chefs and nutritionists who swear on it. First, Kale is light in calories — one cup of raw kale only has about 33 calories — but it contains close to three grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber per serving. Awesome.
Second, It’s one of the relatively few foods that contains an omega-three fatty acid, a nutrient that most people rely on fish to get but for example vegans can get from Kale. There’s a reason New Yorkers love it so much. Like other kinds of lettuce, kale is also high in vitamins and folate.