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Kale (Brassica oleracea var. viridis L) is a cruciferous vegetable associated with production of detoxification enzymes, antioxidant properties, cardiovascular protection, and anti-carcinogenic activity. Kale is a staple vegetable in healthy diets that contains glucosinolates and a concentrated punch of essential nutrients. Eating kale and other leafy green vegetables improves your food quality score (FQS).
Read more about cruciferous vegetables as phytonutrient powerhouses.
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