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Produce of the Month: Dinosaur kale

Dinosaur kale

After I watched Forks Over Knives on Netflix, I watched the companion video on the Engine 2 Diet, where author Rip Esselstyn visits a couple of families to show them how to green up their eating and make some "plant-strong" recipes. One of the recipes called for dinosaur kale, which had me intrigued so I bought some last week.

It's a darker green and larger than the garden-variety kale. Must have been what Fred Flintstone's pet ate in the back yard.

Whole Foods has an ANDI scale in its produce department, which rates foods on their nutrient density, or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. The scale goes from zero to 1,000 and this baby scores 1,000.

Also known as Lacinato or Tuscan kale, it has deep green, dimply looking long leaves. I stir-fried some the other night with a little olive oil and caramelized onion, and dino kale has a slightly sweeter flavor than the curly variety, so if you've never had kale before or find regular kale too "kaley," give this one a try.

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