Kale is a very good source of Vitamin K, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. This nutritious leafy green also contains dietary fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. As is common in cruciferous vegetables, Kale has numerous compounds contained in its curly leaves that may be beneficial to one's health. One such compound is indole-3-carbinol, which may support colon health, and also sulforaphane, which has been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Kale also has the 3,3'-Diindolylmethane compound, which research shows may support the health of the pancreas. Studies have also shown that Kale may also be beneficial to the cardiovascular system as well as the bladder.
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