I have never seen these lovelies before, but as they were going for half price (75p for a bag) at Waitrose Southsea, I took the opportunity to discover something new.

Kalettes, or kale sprouts, are a curious-looking breed. Purplish green, they look like miniature Brussels sprouts with a curly kale outer leaves.  The first thing I googled before buying the bag was, are they GMO? No, they are a non-GMO vegetable developed through traditional hybridization and not genetic modification.

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They are full of goodies. Here’s their website:


I sautéed mine with some garlic and bacon, and here’s the very tasty dish: