Cavolo Nero is a really tasty vegetable, and is easy to use and add to lots of dishes. Although this is originally from Southern Italy, it is now also being grown in the UK.
It goes great with garlic, and you can use it in soups or even in a stew, or in salads. It is also known as lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, or Nero toscana, although it’s not exactly like kale at all in my opinion, I find Cavolo Nero a little stronger in flavour. It is also a cousin to the popular Italian vegetable cavolo fiore, which is similar to cauliflower.
What else can I tell you about it? (apart from that I love it!) Well, it’s full of goodness. It has many great health benefits, including being a good source of vitamins K, A and C, and of course, iron.
I have always known that green vegetables are good for you, but this Cavalo Nero is one of the best, like all Brassica vegetables. I would love to see this vegetable more in the supermarkets, but unfortunately you only see this kind of vegetable in local farm shops and specialist green grocers.
If you haven’t already tried this beautiful Cavolo Nero with all its benefits, I suggest you check it out.