||Ethiopian kale (Brassica carinata)
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Fruit (siliques) of Ethiopian kale.

Fruit (siliques) of Ethiopian kale.

Common Names
Ethiopian kale, Ethiopian mustard, Abyssinian mustard, African kale (En); chou éthiopien, moutarde d’Abyssinie (Fr); mostaza etíope (Sp); 非洲芥藍 (Cn)

Plant Distribution
East and North Africa

Edible Parts
Leaves and tender stems are eaten in salad, boiled or pickled.

Health Values
Beta-carotene: low to medium; vitamin E: medium; folic acid: high; ascorbic acid:
extremely high; calcium: medium; iron: low; protein: 2.8%. Leaves are rich in
glucosinolates.

Read more: Ethiopian kale, in Discovering Indigenous Treasures: Promising Indigenous Vegetables from Around the World. 2009. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center.

2016-10-22T04:50:00+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Discover Indigenous Vegetables!|