Dehydrating kale is a rewarding exercise as it has so many health benefits in concentrated form. Kale powder contains all the nutrition of fresh kale, and is one of the easiest powders to make. By making kale into a powder you can quickly add it to many foods, thereby conveniently improving your nutritional intake.
Kale Powder Info
|Fresh Weight||100 Grams|
|Dried Weight||14 Grams|
|Powder 10 gms||1 teaspoon|
|Daily portion powder||5 teaspoons|
|Good for eyesight, lowers cholesterol, helps with depression, fights cancer, keeps heart healthy, good for weight loss|
Uses for Kale Powder
- Sprinkle on pasta
- Decorate meals for that gourmet look
- Add to salad for additional nutrition
- Add to smoothies
- Sprinkle on soup
- Make your own Green powder mix
- Sprinkle into sauces
- Add to other cooked dishes
MAKING THE POWDER
You will need the following equipment:
- A coffee grinder
- Small paintbrush
- Plastic funnel (see my tip at the end of this post)
- Glass storage bottle
Follow my directions for dehydrating kale if you have not yet prepared any dried leaves. The dehydrated kale should be crisp to the touch. First crush into flakes.
Add the kale flakes to the grinder bowl.
Grind the dried kale flakes to a powder. a count of 10 is usually enough to create a fine powder.
Transfer the powder to an airtight container. Use a soft paint brush to clear out all the powder residue.
Store in a cool dark place.
Tip: Cut the top off an empty plastic water bottle, about three inches from the top. Invert this and it makes a perfect funnel for transferring dried powders into bottles. I find it works better than a normal funnel because the opening is wider and does not clog up.