Somewhat sweeter and more delicate than its green relative, Scarlet Kale is another member of the wild cabbage family.
Identified by sharp sulfuric flavors that act as “chemical warriors” when chopped, cooked, or chewed, Kale blends bitter and pungent tastes into a complex earthy and meaty flavour profile.
As with Green Kale, Scarlet Kale is packed with powerful glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds responsible for its aroma and somewhat bitter flavors.
With its strong aromatic scent and complex taste, Kale is a versatile mustard leaf perfect for everything from crispy Kale chips and stir-fries to refreshing salads. Despite its bitter-tasting compounds, oven-roasting or slowly cooking the plant bring out a nutty, popcorn-like sweetness.