Winterbor kale is a dutch hybrid type of kale. It is one of the well-known varieties of kale that has dark blue-green leaves. Kale’s origin traces back in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, where it was domesticated in the beginning of 2000 BC. Around the 4th century BC, the curly-leaved varieties of kale such as Winterbor started to exist. And just like any other kale, Winterbor is extremely cold hardy. It grows between 2 to 3-foot tall with thick, wide, and finely curved leaves. It provides a bitter taste when eaten raw. Therefore, this variety is best to be turned into soups, kale chips, or anything that is cooked.
Species: Brassica Oleracea
Binomial Name: Brassica Oleracea
Winterbor Kale Trivia
- Greeks used to boil these leaves to sober up for being drunk.
- One serving of kale has more calcium than a small carton of milk.
- Some people should avoid eating kale. First, those who are taking blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) should talk to their doctors first as the vitamin K in kale can inhibit the medicine’s function. Second, those who are allergic to cruciferous vegetables – yes, the allergy exists but it’s rare.