What’s my lunch?

Ah, glorious Kale! On the ANDI scale (which stands for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index), I ask people to guess where kale falls. This is a 1 to 1,000 scale that Whole Foods uses to let people see by looking at a number what the nutrient density is of a certain food. Did you already guess that kale is at 1,000? It is! Along with Collard, mustard, turnip greens and watercress. Check it out below:

Kale salad

For an amazing, lovely, delicious lunch today I tore the washed bunch of organic kale into pieces and massaged 1 whole avocado into the greens until they shrunk and turned a deeper green color (use hands). Then I sprinkled 1/2 of a juiced lemon on and added a little salt. I used those leftover oven-cooked beans from yesterday and voila, I’m full, happy and full of nutrients. Now I just have to go do those dishes…

raw organic kale

ANDI Scale – Aggregate Nutrient Density Index

*Dr.Fuhrman’s Nutrient
Top 30 Super Foods Score

1. Collard, mustard, & turnip greens 1000
2. Kale 1000
3. Watercress 1000
4. Bok choy 824
5. Spinach 739
6. Brussels sprouts 672
7. Swiss chard 670
8. Arugula 559
9. Radish 554
10. Cabbage 481
11. Bean sprouts 444
12. Red peppers 420
13. Romaine lettuce 389
14. Broccoli 376
15. Carrot juice 344
16. Tomatoes & tomato products 190-300
17. Cauliflower 295
18. Strawberries 212
19. Pomegranate juice 193
20. Blackberries 178
21. Plums 157
22. Raspberries 145
23. Blueberries 130
24. Papaya 118
25. Brazil nuts 116
26. Oranges 109
27. Tofu 86
28. Beans (all varieties) 55-70
29. Seeds: flaxseed, sunflower, sesame 45
30. Walnuts 29

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