Brad’s Raw Crunchy Kale starts out as fresh organic kale leaves. “We then batter it up with flavorful, natural ingredients including raw cashews, sunflower seeds, & spices to give the kale that extra punch of flavor,” says Brad’s Web site.
“The product is then dehydrated below 115 degrees (retaining active enzymes) to transform it into a light, crunchy and delectable snack food.”
Kale’s nutrients are legend. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C, and K and calcium, as well as lutein (which may reduce the risk of cataracts).
Unlike fresh kale, though, Crunchy Kale isn’t essentially calorie-free. Each 1 oz. serving has around 120 calories (and 60 to 150 milligrams of sodium). Then again, it is kale. So if you can afford the price, enjoy!
To make your own crispy kale at home: toss potato-chip-size pieces of washed, fresh kale (no stems) with olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and bake at 250° F until crisp, about 30 minutes.
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