A fun and natural vegetable cross, 15 years in the perfecting, is coming to U.S. grocery stores this fall. Kalettes™ as they will be called in the U.S. are the first “new vegetable" since broccolini. The frilly little buds of green and red offer the best flavors, and all the nutrition, of kale and sprouts together in an attractive easy to use vegetable.
The marketing team for Kalettes™ has supplied answers to some common questions about this new vegetable:
Where/when can I buy them?
Kalettes™ will be available in grocery stores in fall of 2014. Look for them in the produce aisle — in the packaged vegetable section. For updates on product availability, “like" Kalettes™ on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
Are they GMO?
How do you eat them?
Kalettes™ are extremely easy to prepare and versatile. They cook faster than Brussels sprouts with less prep work than kale. Find recipes for Kalettes™ at Kalettes.com.
What do they taste like?
Kalettes™ get their great taste by combining the best flavors from the Brussels sprouts and kale, resulting in a fresh fusion of sweet and nutty.
What do they look like?
Kalettes™ are a Brussels sprout-like plant with a tall stem and rosettes forming all the way up to a frilly-leaved top. Their leaves are purple and green.
Who made them?
Tozer Seeds, the largest family-owned vegetable seed breeding company in England, hybridized the Kalette™ by cross pollinating Brussels Sprouts with kale using traditional methods.
What's the nutritional value of Kalettes?
The Brussels sprout and kale are both members of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea), which are rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin C and Vitamin K.