Kale chips -- nutritional value?

Does baking kale into kale chips destroy all that good nutrition in kale?

  • Posted by: Andrea
  • April 27, 2015
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witloof
witloof April 27, 2015

I don't know the definitive answer, but I can't imagine that it would harm the nutritional value any more than sautéing or steaming it.

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Susan W
Susan W April 27, 2015

I think the difference is very insignificant.

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Garlic Fiend
Garlic Fiend April 28, 2015

It cannot possibly be worse than kale that has been stewed to death...

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Zoe Borenstein
Zoe Borenstein April 28, 2015

It depends on how the kale chips are made. If you use a dehydrator, it will not detract any nutritional value, but baking them in a hot oven will. I'd say that it is not a significant difference to eating raw kale, considering that our stomachs cannot completely break down the raw roughage and extract every single vitamin and mineral. Any kale is good for you!

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