Why Does My Kale Smell Rotten?

Why Does My Kale Smell Rotten?

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Emma Christensen
Sep 18, 2013

Q: Just to be safe, I washed some already triple-washed organic baby kale so I could make a salad. Now the kale smells like it is rotten. I'm afraid to eat it. What happened?

Sent by Carol

Editor: My guess is that the kale didn't get thoroughly dry after you washed it, so the leftover kale did start to decompose a bit. At this point, you may be able to throw away the pieces that have gotten slimy and still eat the rest.

Readers, what do you think?

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