A new study gives kale, in organic powdered form, all the more reason to be hailed the superfood king of leafy greens. The organic kale powder called fujiKale™ has been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol according to clinical study results presented at the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hypertension and made available to American audiences today.
As part of releasing the study results, Q'SAI USA Inc. located in Torrance, officially introduces fujiKale, a USDA certified organic kale in ultra-fine powder that features a patented production process (Japan Patent No. 5214089), to the US market.
Titled "An exploratory study of the efficacy of Q'SAI kale powder (fujiKale) on Lifestyle Diseases," the study was conducted last year by the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Eighty male and female participants, ages 30 to 74 who met the study parameters ingested 14 grams of fujiKale per day for eight weeks, typically be mixing the powder into water.
"We have confirmed that Q'SAI kale powder (fujiKale) is effective in improving blood pressure, blood glucose and lipid metabolism in study subjects," said Tomomi Ide, who conducted the study and serves as an instructor at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. "Therefore, it is considered to be an effective diet therapy for (these) lifestyle diseases."
Although fujiKale has been popular in Japan for more than 30 years, Q'SAI USA Inc. is a new subsidiary of Japan-based Q'SAI CO., LTD. that wants to give Americans a convenient way to add a vitamin boost to a variety of recipes.
"It's no secret that most Americans don't eat enough vegetables, and many have yet to discover the nutritious value of kale," said Murray Brannen, CEO of Q'SAI USA Inc. "Fresh kale can be expensive and you have to clean it, cut it and prepare it, which are obstacles in many households. But with fujiKale, it's easy to add a vitamin-packed scoop to a variety of recipes, smoothies or beverages."