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3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#1 Postby beforewisdom » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:05 pm

Its called choy sum baby!

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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#2 Postby veghead25 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:37 pm

even growing it in pots for apartment dwellers


Thanks beforewisdom. I've been looking into seeds lately to do just that. :)

Have you had a taste of Choy Sum yourself?
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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#3 Postby beforewisdom » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Yes, it is very tender. I'm surprised it is not a hit.

You might not have to grow it. I don't know about Italy, but at least in the U.S. it is a fairly standard item in Chinese supermarkets.

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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#4 Postby veghead25 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Sounds good by how you describe it because I detest kale and spinach with a great passion! :wink:

I will have to look around however I do love the Idea of growing my own veggies, even if it is a little bit. I have a feeling within me screaming that we humans should be helping nature flourish!

The thing is that what people eat is very integrated into the culture of Italy which makes finding non-Italian foods very challenging and China town isn't around the corner. :(
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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#5 Postby beforewisdom » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:08 pm

Italians don't go out for Chinese food? :)

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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#6 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:50 pm

And we JUST went to the Asian market! :D
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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#7 Postby greengoddess » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:09 am

I saw that today, does it taste as good as kale? haha

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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#8 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:08 pm

I was good cooked, less 'slimy' than spinach. Raw seemed a bit bitter, but it could have just been the batch I got.
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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#9 Postby veghead25 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:43 am

Thank you for sharing fallen horse.

Does bitter mean oxalates?
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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#10 Postby beforewisdom » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:52 am

veghead25 wrote:Thank you for sharing fallen horse.

Does bitter mean oxalates?


No, because bitter can mean many things: vitamin c, sensitive tastebuds, other substances etc

FWIW, the book I got the information from quoted a study on the absorbability of calcium in various vegetables. The "3 times kale" thing I quoted was shorthand for "3 times the usable calcium of kale"

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Re: 3 Times The Calcium Of Kale

#11 Postby beforewisdom » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:53 am

How to cook choy sum:





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