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Kalettes© the vegetable with a twist!

Kalettes. A funny name for a serious vegetable. The kale bit in the name comes from the fact they’ve been grown using tender kale. The ‘ettes’ bit in the name is because they’re ever so small and cute. Not cute in a puppy kind of way, but more in a Brussles sprout way. Because every little Kalette leaf has the crisp crunch of kale with the nutty taste of a sprout.

Are you ready for some vegetable expansion?

Try Kalettes®! Kalettes® are the golden combination of a young, crunchy kale mixed with the savory taste of a Brussels sprout.   A special combination, what do you get? A Kalette® is a small, fresh and crispy vegetable with a nutty taste. Easy to prepare and suitable for a huge amount of dishes. So are you actually & nbsp; to what ‘broadening’ vegetables? Be inspired by our fine recipes or become creative and start experimenting … Is it a winner?Do you share your Kalettes® recipe with us?

The taste

Honestly, the best way to discover the taste is to try them for yourself. But in the meantime, here goes.

Kalettes have the tender, taste of young kale. You know, that deep, rich, earthy taste. Well, it is grown in earth, so that bit kind of makes sense. But, they also have the complex, sweet nutty taste of Brussles sprouts. This extra layer of flavour makes Kalettes a vegetable the perfect accompaniment for most dishes. They’ve got the right amount of taste oomph.And because they’re quite subtle, they’re really good when you’re making healthy smoothies. Not only because of the taste, but because of the nutrients they’re packing. A favourite of ours is the Kalettes, pineapple, and almond-milk smoothie.

So next time you finish a quick 10K jog in record time and someone asks you ‘What’s that green drink you’ve got there? You can reply, ‘Oh this, it’s just my Kalette shake’.  

 

The nutrition

When we say Kalettes are good for you, that’s an understatement. How very British of us to be so modest.

Greens are good for you. Everyone knows that. So, if one green’s good for, imagine how healthy two are. Kalettes®, a combination of kale and Brussles sprouts, take healthy to a new level. A super-healthy if you will. Firstly, they’re loaded with antioxidants. These include beta-carotene and vitamin C, as well as various flavonoids and polyphenols. As you’d expect, anti-oxidant is anti (coming from the Greek for, against or opposed to) and oxidant. And an oxidant can be anything from aging to cancer. So, anything that’s anti this has got to be good. Kalettes® are also packed with protein. You know, the stuff your body needs to build and repair itself.

They have Omega 3 in them, the fatty acids you usually only get in oily fish. Breath-saving news indeed, but Omega 3 is good for our brains and eyes and it helps keeps our joints and skin healthy. But wait, there’s more. Kalettes® can help reduce cholesterol and reducing this can reduce the risk of heart disease. They contain vitamin K. Now, you might not have heard of this vitamin, but if you want blood that clots when you need it to clot, then vitamin K’s what you need. The list of goodness that these little beauties pack, goes on. Needless to say, if you care about your health, then Kalettes® should be on your weekly shopping list.

Kalettes® – the story

Nearly twenty years ago, some very smart men and women decided they wanted to grow a new variant of kale. One that had even more taste and had done away with the hard stalk that kale often has. Now, these foodies, also happened to work for the seed house, Tozer Seeds. Very handy.

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Growing a new vegetable isn’t as easy as you may think. It can take an awful lot of trial and effort and even more patience. But eventually they hit on the perfect combination – kale crossed with Brussels sprouts. This blend allowed the best characteristics of each vegetable to shine. The crisp crunch of kale with the rich nutty favour of sprouts. It also looked good. Like a tiny cabbage with green frilly leaves and streaks of purple. Today, Kalettes are showing the world that when it comes to vegetables, Britannia might not rule the waves, but we certainly rule the ploughed field.

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