Pink-green, kale, microgreen
Soft kale flavor with a slightly bitter taste
Russian Frills is a leafy kale with frilly petals. From the pink stem grow green leaves with bronze undertones, giving this microgreen an unique look. We harvest our kales when it is still very small, which means that all the flavours are compressed into the small, beautiful leaves. Our young kale leaves have a mild and earthy taste – plus they are, in contrast to tougher, drier, older kale leaves, fresh and crispy – making them an excellent addition to any dish.
As early as in 2000 BC, kale was a common staple food in Mediterranean kitchens. However, its reputation has suffered during the Second World War, where in the absence of other foods kale was recommended due to its high nutritional value. However, bursting with vitamins and other nutrients like calcium, kale has made a comeback in the modern superfoods era.
The young leaves can be used in various ways: add them raw to salads and smoothies, sauté the leaves and serve as a side dish, mix them into stir fries or into a potato mash. The leaves can also be dried and baked, which gives them the consistency of chips. Chefs like to use our Russian Frills mostly to top off their dishes.