Tuscan kale (Lacinato kale) – Palmukaali
Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
Tuscan kale is known by several different names. In Finland, it is also called black cabbage or black leaf cabbage. Other names include Lacinato kale, Tuscan palm kale or dinosaur kale.
Tuscan kale thrives in a bright place, nutrient-rich and moisture-retaining soil. It grows 50-65 cm tall.
The densely structured, dark green oblong leaves withstand stewing very well. It contains plenty of vitamin B2, vitamin K and carotenoids. Like other kales, it is also a real vitamin C bomb. In addition to these, Tuscan kale contains important trace elements and minerals, such as phosphorus and potassium. Almost 40 percent of its energy content consists of protein.