Apparently, the glory days for kale could be over. The bitter leafy green has been given its final rights as the ‘go-to’ health food by Amanda Mull, a writer for The Atlantic. In her article, “The Saddest Leafy Green”, she points out that Google searches for the one-time ‘It’ vegetable have been plummeting most of the year — except for in January, when many people at least start to try to eat healthy. Besides that, kale sales have tumbled, and search interest has gradually waned to ‘pre-Goop’ levels. That would be a reference to Gwyneth Paltrow’s website of strange and trendy things…like kale. As if that wasn’t enough to get most of us off the kale bandwagon, you know, if there was such a thing, earlier this year, kale made its way onto the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list, an annual compilation of the most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables by the Environmental Working Group. Oh, one more thing: It’s not all that healthy anyway, compared to other healthy foods. A 2014 Centers for Disease Control study of leafy greens found that kale was only the 15th healthiest of the bunch.
(source: NY Post)