Is the BroccoLeaf the New Superfood in Town?
Even veggies have their 15 minutes of fame.
It was bound to happen at some point. Kale, the super green that captured our country's restaurant menus and farmer's markets for several years now, is about to be usurped.
Meet the BroccoLeaf.
That's right, it's the leaves formed around the broccoli plant and it's more than likely coming to a salad near you.
At least that's what Foxy Organic Produce, a company based in Salinas, California, is hoping will happen.
According to Fast Company, the BroccoLeaf is milder in taste than kale, which is bitter.
The Nunes Company, parent company of Foxy Organic, says the idea to sell the BroccoLeaf came from one of their growers.
"One day a grower came into our office saying, 'You got this juicing thing all wrong,'" says Matt Seeley, VP of marketing at The Nunes Company, in an interview with the magazine. "'I juice every morning and kale clogs up my machine. This is what I use (the broccoli leaves)."
After sending it out for nutritional analysis, they discovered it has all kinds of superfood qualities to it, like Vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and potassium.
A quick scan of Foxy's Instagram account and they use the BroccoLeaf to make wraps, a veggie sauté and a simple green salad.
I don't think kale is going to give up its throne quietly, but the BroccoLeaf certainly seems to stand a fighting chance of taking over in the not so distant future.