A form of cabbage, with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms.
Handling and Storage
Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems. Keep kale cool or it will wilt and destroy its flavor. Choose kale with smaller-sized leaves since these will be tenderer and have a milder flavor than those with larger leaves. To store place kale in a plastic bag removing as much of the air as possible. Store for up to five days. The longer it is stored the bitterer its flavor becomes.
Red; Green; Curly-leaved; Black/Tuscan/Dinosaur (the most popular variety)