Calling all vegetable lovers! You better tell your pal Kale to move over, there are few new trending veggies in town.
We know what you’re thinking: these vegetables have to be genetically engineered, right? Nope! They are the result of cross-breeding, which is a normal part of agriculture. So why not give these three newly popular greens a go?
Notorious for being pushed off the plates of all ages, broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse that supply loads of nutrients with little calories. Cauliflower, broccoli’s colorless sister veggie, is naturally high in both fiber and B-vitamins. A cross between the two, looks very similar to regular cauliflower except it has a subtle green tint to it. And it tastes a little sweeter than cauliflower.
Purple Sweet Potato
This vegetable isn’t only for platters during Thanksgiving! The lavender cousin of one of our favorite orange veggie, purple sweet potato originated in Japan and has growingly become more popular in the states. It has tan skin and a bright, purple-hued interior—so cool! This vibrant-in-color vegetable is chock-full of vitamin A and C, it makes for a flavorful and nutritious side dish.
A cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, kalettes have been increasingly popular since last year. All those “Kale” sweatshirts (thanks Beyonce!) and people not knowing how to spell Brussels sprouts have been thrown together to make a sweet and nutty culinary cross. Check them out!