Kale Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is kale?
A: Kale is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head.
Kale is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than what?
A: Most domesticated forms of vegetables.
The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide variety of
vegetables, including what?
A: Broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts.
Until the end of the Middle Ages, kale was one of the most
A: Green vegetables in all of Europe.
Curly leafed varieties of cabbage already existed along
with "what" in Greece in the fourth century BC.?
A: Flat leafed varieties.
These forms, which were referred to by the Romans as
Sabellian kale, are considered to be what?
A: The ancestors of modern kales.
Today one may differentiate between varieties according to
the low, intermediate, or high length of the what?
A: Stem, with varying leaf types.
The leaf colors range from light green to what?
Russian kale was introduced into Canada in the 19th century
A: Russian traders.
During World War II, the cultivation of kale in the U.K.
was encouraged by what?
A: The Dig for Victory campaign.
Kale was easy to grow and provided important nutrients to
supplement those missing from a normal diet because of what?
Because kale can grow well into winter, one variety of Rape
Kale is called Hungry Gap, named after what?
A: The period in winter in traditional agriculture when little else could be harvested.
An extra-tall variety is known as what?
A: Jersey kale or cow cabbage.
Where is stewed kale part of a traditional New Year's dish?
Kale freezes well and tastes sweeter and more flavorful
after being exposed to a what?
A: A frost.
Tender kale greens can provide an intense addition to what?
When baked or dehydrated, kale takes on a consistency
similar to that of a what?
A: Potato chip.
Which kale varieties are usually preferred for chips?
A variety of kale, kai-lan, is a popular vegetable in what
A: China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, where it is commonly combined with beef dishes.
In the Southern United States how is kale often served?
A: Braised, either alone or mixed with other greens, such as collard, mustard, or turnip.
Flavored kale chips have also been produced as a what?
A: Potato chip substitute.
Kale juice is a popular dietary supplement in what country?
In Turkey especially in the Black Sea Region, what is a
very common and popular dish?
A: Kale soup.
Kale is very high in what nutrients?
A: Beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium.
Kale is a source of what two carotenoids?
A: Lutein and zeaxanthin.
Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains
sulforaphane , a chemical with potent what?
A: Anti-cancer properties.