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From: Silvia ( -
Subject: Re: what about stalks too?
Date: September 25, 2011 at 8:04 am PST

In Reply to: what about stalks too? posted by Starr on September 22, 2011 at 7:14 am:

When I cook kale, I usually leave the smaller parts of the stalk with the leafy part, but there are times when I cook the whole stalk as well - I just chop it so that it is in smaller pieces and is easier to chew. Yes, the stalk may be a little tough, but the taste is the same (maybe a little more bitter if the stalks are extremely large) but I think about all the extra fiber I will be getting!
As far as the roots go, kale is not a poisonous plant so I am sure you can cook and eat the roots but I have no idea what they would taste like. Myself, I always try to eat as much of any vegetable, fruit or plant as I can (stalks, skins, etc.) as long as it's not too tough that I can't chew it or tastes too bad or bitter for my liking. As long as I know that it is not a poisonous plant, I'll try anything! I recently tried RAW corn on the cob and I love it! I was feeding some to my hamster and decided to try it raw myself to see what it tasted like and I couldn't stop eating it! It's fun to try veggies in extra-ordinary ways!

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