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The Veg You’ve Been Missing

Cavolo NERO

Could it be the veg you’ve been missing?

WHAT IS IT?

Part of the brassica family, cavolo nero is closely related to kale, so if you’re a kale fan, you’re certain to love this relatively undiscovered superfood, too.

First grown in Italy in 600BC, British cavolo nero is now grown in the mineral-rich soils of Lincolnshire. Thanks to its Tuscan heritage and distinctive long, dark leaves, cavolo nero is also sometimes known as Tuscan kale, black kale or black cabbage.

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Welcome to our wonderful November issue. This month it’s all about comfort – wave goodbye to those slim-fitting summer clothes and shimmy on into your favourite jeans, a thick-knit jumper and even a pair of slippers if you want to ‘go the full mile’… for winter is finally upon us. It always surprises me when we reach this time of year, how much I actually enjoy the winter season. Though it seems to stretch on for an eternity, after the glorious summer we’ve had, the crisp, fresh mornings, pale blue skies and frost-covered grass are a welcome sight. Winter also brings with it a host of festivities, each as exciting as the next and each demanding their own delicious festive feast. And though we’re moving towards the season of true indulgence – Christmas – it’s important not to completely forget the healthy, plant-based diet you’ve been working all year to follow. To help you keep on the right track, we’re talking to Dr. Sarah Brewer about the importance of protein (p.46); we’ll introduce you to the veg you could be missing: cavolo nero (p.48), and we’re even getting a little advice from one of our favourite doctors, Dr. Jenna Macciochi, on how to steer