Highlights: Organic Kai Lan (Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra) 芥兰 is rich in nutrients, offering useful carotenoids, betacarotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C & K1 and calcium to protect the body and assist in maintenance.
Interestingly Kai Lan provides 134% RDA vitamin C even more that oranges 113% RDA, really helping to boost the immune system.
As a low-calorie, high-fibre veggie Kai Lan is great for weight-loss and improving the digestive process and eating it regularly is thought to benefit the body in many ways.
It supplies fat-soluble vitamin K1 which improves bone density and helps decrease the risk of fracture and osteoporosis. It also helps prevent mineralisation in the cardiovascular system, improving memory in the elderly and reducing the risk of stroke. Just drizzle a little toasted sesame oil to help increase bioavailability.
It also yields useful amounts of calcium for bone and heart health and potassium, which helps to regulate fluid balance and is involved in many reflexes including nerve impulses, muscle contractions and heartbeat.
Apart from that it is simply delicious stir-fried with garlic! Why not make this healthy Asian leafy green part of your regular healthy diet?