Where did Kale come from?

Where did Kale come from? An Apple a Day

Ok, Ok, I’m aware that Kale has been floating around the farmer’s markets and supermarkets for a few years now, but where was it before that? Growing up, my parents made sure we ate lots of vegetables, but Kale never got a mention. Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that a vegetable I managed to spend 25+ years living without, is now the backbone of almost every green smoothie going round? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the odd Kale, but how did it go from zero to hero in a few short years? I decided to investigate.