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Kale - Lacinato

Kale - Lacinato

Description

An Italian heirloom variety with dark blue-green, narrow leaves up to a foot long. Heavily crinkled texture with strong flavor. .Related to broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Believed to have anti-cancer properties.

Rich, sweet and earthy.

Seasonal Availability

Late fall and Winter

Pack Size

12-Bunch Case

Applications/Techniques

Young tender leaves are best sautéed quickly. The larger, more mature leaves make great additions to soups and braises and are favored by a long, slow cooking process.

History

Lacinato Kale has been growing in Campania, Italy for centuries and predates pizza and pasta dishes of the region. Lacinato is not a term widely used in Italy, it is better known as Cavalo Nero.

Flavor Friends

  • Bacon/pancetta
  • Beans
  • Chicken
  • Chorizo
  • Cream
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Pork
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes

 

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