With the healthy eating trend in general and juice in particular, kale is no longer strange. For us, to consume this nutrient-rich vegetable most effectively, we should make salad and juice out of it.
What is kale?
Kale is an herbaceous plant, dark green or purple. The leaves are not straight like other vegetables, but they are curly and folded together. Kale has a close resemblance to cabbage.
Kale is widely grown in temperate regions. According to some scientific research, kale contains a large amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and some natural minerals that humans cannot synthesize such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and folic acid.
It even provides a lot of fiber and gives more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than oranges. Containing great nutritional values, kale is very good for human health, beauty and physique.
How to juice kale
It can be said that besides spinach, kale is a very suitable ingredient for the recipe of green juice. For many people, when they mention green juice, they think it is a difficult drink to swallow, despite recognizing the benefits of green juice for human health. With just a little trick of a harmonious combination of vegetables and fruits, we will have a tasty glass of juice with attractive green color.
Here is a simple and tasty kale juice recipe with detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please comment below, we will answer them.
- 6 kale leaves
- 2 green apples
- 1-2 cucumbers
- 1 sprig of ginger
– Wash kale leaves and cut them into short pieces.
– Cut apple, cucumber and ginger into thin slices.
– Add vegetables, apples, cucumbers, and ginger into the blender (see how to choose a blender here); add half a teaspoon of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt and water.
– Blend finely the vegetables.
– Use a filtering tool to filter the water and remove the residue.
– Put the ground vegetable juice into a clean glass jar with a little ice.
Moreover, you can also mix kale vegetables with cranberries, strawberries, red apples, carrots and tomatoes. You can also use kale to cook soup and sauté garlic or to make a salad dish.
How to grow kale at home
Kale seeds are now very easy to find in supermarket chains as well as on online marketplaces.
The soil should be tilled, softened, lined with agricultural lime and dried for about one week before sowed to treat pathogens in the soil.
You can plant the seeds in a foam container or soil pot with drainage holes on the bottom.
Step 1: Wash and soak the seeds in warm water at about 40 degrees Celsius (or measure by formula 2 boiling + 3 cold) for 2 – 5 hours. Then, remove the seeds and wash them again and let them drain.
Step 2: Bring the seeds made in step 1 to sow in the prepared soil. A few days later, the seeds will germinate.
It should be noted that with each foam container or soil pot, you should only plant about 4-5 seeds so that there will be enough space for the seeds to grow.
How to take care
Kale is a water-loving vegetable, so you have to water the seeds twice a day and once you sow the seeds, you need to water them immediately. You should water directly into the seeds until the seeds have deep roots. You can use an aerosol to avoid water logged, resulting in tree fungi or death.
After planting about 15 days, when you see the tree starts to grow green, you should first apply biological fertilizer and water the tree. When the tree begins to spread its curly leaves, you fertilize the second time and pick up the weeds. The color of kale depends on the amount of fertilizer, so during the tree’s growing cycle, you need to constantly apply the fertilizer 5 to 7 times.
When harvesting, you can cut each leaf or cut the tree as you like. The dishes that can be processed with kale are quite diverse. The dishes should be prepared at low temperatures or eaten raw to ensure adequate intake of good nutrients into the body.