What’s Cooking at the Farmers Market: Kale!

Virginia Mason Health & Wellness Blog

Chef Jeff is on vacation from the Farmers Market for the next few weeks, but Cynthia Lair, author of “Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods” was gracious enough to share her Kale and Currant Salad recipe with us. You can find more of her delicious, whole food recipes and cooking demos at cookusinterruptus.com.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) is a score assigned to whole foods that contain the highest nutrients per calorie. This system was developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of “Eat For Health and Eat Right America Nutritarian Handbook.” Each whole food is given a score between zero to 1,000, with 1,000 being the most nutrient dense. Kale, along with collard greens and watercress, received an ANDI score of 1,000, labeling it as one of the most nutrient dense foods you could choose.

Kale is an excellent source of…

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