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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44238

A Review on Kale as a Substantial Meal

Shabnum Shafi, Imtiyaz Murtaza, Gunjan Mukherjee, Divya singh


An immensely popular ‘superfood’, Kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a cruciferous vegetable which can be distinctly identified by its leafing stem. Scientific evidence supports the claim that including the vegetable in diet can bring about good health in humans as it is rich in vitamins particularly vitamin c, pro-vitamin A and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and iron, it is reported to have highest concentration of anti-oxidants. However, it is hailed as one of the healthiest vegetables in popular culture. This study is an investigation of the reasons behind the popularity of kale. The review looks at phytochemical content to understand the possible reasons for its popularity in kashmir and can be used for various metabolic diseases especially Diabeties


Kale, Phytochemicals, Genotypes

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