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Canned kale

Anyone have any opinions on taste, quality? I’m assuming high sodium, but am interested in the convenience and value.

Kale is GARNISH!…I don’t see how anyone can eat that nasty, nasty, vile and disgusting weed.

I guess the best thing I can say about Kale is that if you ever ran out and were really craving the taste, you could find someone to shit in your mouth instead…

GARNISH!

“Glossy, efficient prose, garnished with a pinch of irony and a dab of melodrama”

~ Michiko Kakutani

I know it tastes awful, but it’s too damn good for me to pass up. I’m guessing from the huge response to my question that lots of other people feel the same way.

Ok, so I finally got around to buying a can of the stuff. Cost me 3 bucks for a large can of it, about 600 ml. This stuff is great. It’s not the best tasting stuff, but you can season it. The great thing about it for me is that it’s extrememly healthy and thus a great alternative to a lot of the other vegetables that I eat on a daily basis. The only vegetable I’d buy out of a can.

You sure about only one out of a can?

Corn seems to work out of cans pretty well IMO, peas are decent also.

Kale though, never thought of that in a can. I really dont like the roughage types of veggies in cans, have tried broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, spinach… all were just too nasty with softness/mushiness.

Kale is like spinach in leaf form, although even drier.
Is canned kale like spinach canned, or… ?

Canned= cooked to shit which means it has probably lost most of it’s nutrients in the process.

Your probably getting plenty of fiber though.

I grow kale in my garden. When eaten fresh, particularly after a winter freeze or two, it is excellent. I use it as a salad green in the winter. Canned kale may be a different thing altogether, however.

Nothing wrong with it cooked, as the kales is canned in the juice it’s cooked in. It’s more of a convenience and value. ko, if you’re eating kale for fiber, you’re going to have to eat your weight in it. Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables you’ll find and the stuff I found isn’t boiled to shit. If it was. I wouldn’t be talking about it here.