Red Russian kale is easily recognized by its richly colored burgundy stems and purple tinted leaves. They are flat and toothed like an oak leaf with an overall dark green color and deep red veins. It offers a mild nutty flavor that is slightly sweet and earthy with a hearty texture. When choosing Red Russian kale look for fresh, bright, firm leaves.
It is an excellent source of vitamin C, and also provides iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fiber.