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That’s not to say dark coloured vegetables are the champions of the vegetable world. However, these vegetables have the upper hand when it comes to natural plant pigments such as chlorophyll and flavonoids, which give them their rich hues.
This month, we throw some light on dark green vegetables:
The love of Popeye’s life - besides Olive Oyl, of course – spinach is a chock-full of vitamins A and K, and nutrients such as folate, manganese and iron. Low in calories, add them to salads or in your favourite lasagna recipe for that extra nutrient boost.
The darling of the superfoods world, kale is a superstar when it comes to nutritional benefits. This dark leafy green is packed with goodness – lutein for eye health, antioxidants to counter cellular damage and vitamin K to fight inflammation. Kale chips, anyone?
One cup of this cruciferous vegetable offers as much vitamin C as an orange. Rich in fibre with a relative low calorie count, broccoli contains several carotenoids that supports eye health and can reduce the risk of eye-related diseases.
Spinach, kale and broccoli are now in season and available at SuperNature Forum and online. Shop now!