Kale Grades and Standards

Grades of Kale

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of kale of one type which are well trimmed, not stunted, free from decay and from damage caused by yellow or discolored leaves, seedstems, wilting, bud burn, freezing, dirt, disease, insects, or mechanical or other means. (See §51.3933.)

  2. U.S. Commercial consists of kale which meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1 except that bronze or slightly yellowish color affecting only the edges of the leaves shall be permitted, provided these edges are not dried. (See §51.3933.) 

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