Kale has grown increasingly popular as a “superfood.” That surge in demand has put a strain on the supply of kale seeds and caused the price to shoot up.
But Timothy W. Coolong, an associate professor of horticulture in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, told CBS News that demand for kale may be reaching a plateau.
“Overall, we are growing much more kale than we ever did, but increases in acreage are slowing down compared to the very rapid increase observed a few years ago,” he said. “However, keep in mind that there is still much more kale grown now than in the past. I think it probably will probably stay somewhat static from here out for the next few years.”