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How to Grow Your Own Superfood — Tips for Growing Kale

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Kale is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins A, C and K, calcium, protein, lutein, zeaxanthin, and also provides plant-based omega-3 and 18 amino acids
  • Conventionally-grown kale is frequently contaminated with high amounts of pesticides, making it important to buy organic. Better yet, grow your own. Kale is easy to grow and one of the most pest-resistant vegetables
  • Three or four plants can supply enough greens each week for a family of four, and the plants grow well in containers if you don’t have a backyard. Many gardeners appreciate kale for their ornamental value as well

Kale — a well-recognized "superfood" — is rich in healthy fiber and antioxidants, and is one of the best sources of vitamin A, which promotes eye and skin health and may help strengthen your immune system, and vitamin K.

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