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06/11/2014 01:07 pm ET Updated Aug 11, 2014

VIDEO: How to Massage Kale

I know we all love kale here, but it might seem like overkill to give the leafy green a massage. But in reality, massaging kale is actually a perfectly reasonable thing to do, and an important step in preparing kale to eat!

Raw kale can be coarse, so if you don't plan on cooking it before eating, you need to take some steps to tenderize it first. Massaging kale helps smooth out raw kale's roughness, making it the perfect crispness for a delicious salad -- or anything else you want to use it in!

In this video, Hailey from Wellness Today gives you some pro tips on how to nail down your kale massaging technique. Check it out below!

Have you ever massaged kale? Do you have any expert tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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