Kalettes Cornish Grown Superfood

Kalettes Cornish Grown Superfood

Kalettes. Kalettes, the new superfood were developed by crossing kale and Brussel sprouts using non- GMO, classic breeding methods. The plant is a hybrid which is produced by crossbreeding compatible plants rather than tinkering with their DNA which is genetic modification. The result is a fresh fusion of nutty and sweet Kalettes which is the newest vegetable hybrid. These delicious brassica are versatile, easy to prepare and add a vibrant splash of colour to any dish. As they are so versatile and can be roasted, grilled sautéed or even eaten raw. A product of 15 years of hard work and dedication by the British Tozer Seeds company, the inspiration behind this new variety came from the desire to create a kale type vegetable that was versatile as the popularity of Brussel sprouts is declining during the early stages of development. They have previously been marketed for some time in the UK as flower sprouts. As they are both from the same Brassica species (brassica oleracea) which includes cauliflower, cabbage and calabrese, it was a natural fit to cross kale with Brussel sprouts. Kalettes look like a head of purple and green curly-leafed sprouts with a purple stems. The leaves are small and curly with green sprouts unlike kale which has big, wide leaves. High in vitamin C and K, one serving is only around 45 calories and are a rich source of organosulfur compounds. Dependant on variety, they are harvested from late September until early March. Cornish Kalettes. With the Autumn/Winter growing season underway we will be sourcing our Kalettes from Padstow Kitchen Garden, as you can see from...