Freeze-dried Danish GreenKale adds real value for you and final consumers of products within food & drinks, health nutrition and cosmetics

Add value to Food & drinks with freeze-dried GreenKale Granulate or Powder

Danish GREEN KALE (Brassica oleracea var. Acephala) is a sturdy and healthy survivor. With its curly leaves it’s the pride of the field in the fall and winter months defying weather conditions down to 20 degrees Celsius below zero. GREEN KALE belongs to the same family as broccoli, collard greens, cabbage, and cauliflower all having high nutritional values.

Since the middle-ages kale was the “survival kit” for people living in areas with long and dark and winters – it provided the necessary vitamins and minerals that were else inaccessible – and it is full of flavor. Without GREEN KALE there would be no Vikings....The modern city life, with little time for cooking, single households and difficult distribution of fresh vegetables made GREEN KALE disappear from modern diet. Recently GREEN KALE has been reinvented, as it is considered as one of the world’s most powerful health promoting vegetables for very good reasons.

With the high content of the vitamins A, C, and K, a portion of freeze-dried GREEN KALE can cover the daily demands for these vitamins. In addition, the mineral content of iron, calcium, potassium and manganese is very high, providing a substantial amount of the daily needs for these.

GREEN KALE is packed with glucosinolates, flavonoids and polyphenols that act as antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals in the body, and can assist in preventing many kinds of diabetes and cancers. GREEN KALE and its nutrients is reported beneficial for eye and hearth health. GREEN KALE is reported beneficial for the immune system and is shown to have activity against important bacterial pathogens.

As GREEN KALE is filling and low in calories, it will also help keeping a healthy weight. Due to the health benefits and the flavors, GREEN KALE is now used in innovative food products globally, and the effects on health is further examined in a range of scientific studies.

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Green Kale for Nutritional Health applications.

ANTI-CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES

Evidence from epidemiological research suggests GREEN KALE has effect against some types of cancer. GREEN KALE contain about 10 different types of glucosinolates. When the plant cells are damaged by cutting or chewing, myrosinase is exposed to glucosinolates, and catalyse the hydrolysis to a number of decomposition products, such as indoles, nitriles, and isothiocyanates (ITCS) shown to inactivates carcinogens and inhibit tumour cell migration and tumour blood vessel formation.
GREEN KALE also contains sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is used in cancer treatment. Science has now discovered that sulforaphane also blocks the enzymes which may cause arteriosclerosis.
In addition, GREEN KALE has s high content of flavonoids and polyphenols (e.g. kaempferol and quercetin). These substances have been shown to have a positive effect on cell healing and to promote healthy cell growth, along with the antioxidant properties, which can inhibit diseased cells as e.g. some cancer cells, viral infections of the skin, inflammation of the skin, contact allergic skin reactions, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, damaged skin, and aging skin.

GREEN KALE (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is used orally for bladder cancer, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, colitis, constipation, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, hangover, flushing, hypercholesterolemia, macular degeneration, and wound healing, as well as for its antioxidant properties.
GREEN KALE has developed a very gentle process for creation of the freezedried products GREENKALE POWDER and GREENKALE GRANULATE to ensure that nutrients and antioxidants are concentrated and preserved for optimal use in your products.

VITAMINS
The content of vitamins is very high. Intake of 50 grams raw GREEN KALE (~ 4 grams GREEN KALE PRODUCTS) covers the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for several important vitamins. The content of vitamin C is 100 % of the RDA, and 510 % of RDA for Vitamin K (phylloquinone) that is critical for blood cluttering.
A very high content of beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body is also found. The content in 50 grams give rise to 150% of the RDA for vitamin A.
Significant amount of other vitamins is also found like Vitamin E, an important antioxidant, and the range of B-vitamins needed for the energy generating processes in the body.
The high concentration of the vitamin K makes GREEN KALE POWDER and GREEN KALE GRANULATE optimal for production of smoothies and supplements targeting health conditions where these vitamins are lacking.

MINERALS
GREEN KALE contains a range of important minerals, and has specifically high content of Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium. GREENKALE Products can be relevant for supplements targeting Bone Health problems or other conditions where these minerals are lacking.

GreenKale powder finds use in products;

Nutritional health products : dietary supplements, detoxing supplements in form of capsules, powders,
Drinks, smoothies, morning shots, müsli
Sports nutrition: enabling people to maintain active lifestyles in form of bars, gels, powders, drinks
Infant nutrition: Oatmeal porridge

Green Kale in Beauty Products

A range of new innovative Beauty products with GREEN KALE are observed at the global market.
Both in Nutricosmetics, (beauty from with-in) where the benefits are caused by these active ingredients when consuming dietary supplement containing GREEN KALE, and for Cosmeceuticals where the effect of the ingredients are gained when applying cosmetic products on the skin.
As a rich source of nutrients, GREEN KALE is promoting the overall well-being, and will assist in keeping the skin, nail, and hair healthy.

GREEN KALE has positive effect on photodamage and immune suppression in the skin caused by UV-radiation, based on its content of Vitamin C, beta-carotene (precursor for Vitamin A), zeaxanthin, lutein, and zinc.

Positive effects towards atopic dermatitis and psoriasis have been reported.
Enriched soups, ready to drink teas, functional beverage, and Beverage with GREENKALE POWDER fortified biscuits are all used as “Beauty from within” products.
In addition GREEN KALE contains flavonoids and polyphenols (e.g. quercetin and kaempferol).
The substances also have antioxidant properties, which might have possible effects on inhibition of cancer cells, viral infections of the skin, inflammation of the skin, contact allergic skin reactions, damaged and aging skin.

SKIN APPEARANCE
The Green Kale extract improves skin elasticity and the hydration and give an appearance of a younger skin. Green Kale is used in a range of new innovative cosmetic products like gels, facial masks, green-mud and in lotions and cremes to exploit these properties.

GREEN GOURMET has developed a very gentle process for creation of the freeze-dried product fine GREENKALE POWDER , water-soluble to ensure that nutrients and antioxidants are concentrated and preserved for optimal performance in your products.