Kale and Spinach

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The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) is currently the most comprehensive nutrient assessment score available. The ANDI score for Kale is 1000. The ANDI score for spinach is 739. Based on ANDI kale is more nutritious than spinach.

Kale

Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head.

The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) - create by Dr. Joel Fuhrman - gives kale an ANDI rating of 1000. The ANDI score is currently the most comprehensive nutrient assessment score available

kale n 1: informal terms for money [syn: {boodle}, {bread}, {cabbage}, {clams}, {dinero}, {dough}, {gelt}, {lettuce}, {lolly}, {lucre}, {loot}, {moolah}, {pelf}, {scratch}, {shekels}, {simoleons}, {sugar}, {wampum}] 2: a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head [syn: {kail}, {cole}, {borecole}, {colewort}, {Brassica oleracea acephala}] 3: coarse curly-leafed cabbage [syn: {kail}, {cole}]

Kale \Kale\, n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See {Cole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species. [Written also {kail}, and {cale}.] [1913 Webster] 2. See {Kail}, 2. [1913 Webster] {Sea kale} (Bot.), a European cruciferous herb ({Crambe maritima}), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage. [1913 Webster]

Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family of Amaranthaceae. It is native to central and southwestern Asia.

The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index(ANDI) rating: 739

spinach n 1: southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves [syn: {spinach plant}, {prickly-seeded spinach}, {Spinacia oleracea}] 2: dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads

Spinach \Spin"ach\, Spinage \Spin"age\, n. [OF. espinache, espinoche, F. ['e]pinard; cf. F. spinace, Sp. espinaca; all fr. Ar. isf[=a]n[=a]j, isfin[=a]j, aspan[=a]kh, probably of Persian origin.] (Bot.) A common pot herb ({Spinacia oleracea}) belonging to the Goosefoot family. [1913 Webster] {Mountain spinach}. See {Garden orache}, under {Orache}. {New Zealand spinach} (Bot.), a coarse herb ({Tetragonia expansa}), a poor substitute for spinach. [1913 Webster] Note: Various other pot herbs are locally called spinach. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • kale: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kale: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • spinach: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • spinach: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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