From what i can tell by looking up the nutrition facts for each, the answer is yes. It seems the main difference is that baby kale is more tender and therefore better for eating raw, whereas mature kale pretty much needs to be cooked to be edible. Baby kale is exactly what it sounds like a younger version of kale. Youre probably more likely to find this in a plastic tub with the salad greens, which is a good clue as to how it wants to be. Calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, cholesterol, and more for baby kale (organic - wegmans). Want to use it in a meal plan? Head to the diet generator and enter the number of calories you want. Baby and adult kale are nutritionally similar, says krista haynes, a registered dietician and owner of sanskara nutrition in manhattan beach, california. Baby kale has a slightly milder flavor, but the main difference is that baby kale is more tender and easier to eat raw, she said on nutriliving. I think the main difference between kale and baby kale is that baby kale is smaller and shaped differently so it makes better salads than regular kale, which has a hard spine and usually needs to be cooked because it can be difficult to eat raw. Kale is actually one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet. Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms ldl, or bad cholesterol, and hdl, good cholesterol. Ldl (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Market growers have been selling baby kale for a while, first in baby salad green mixes and then on its own. I have to laugh, as i stumbled into selling mostly baby and small leaves of kale at our farm stand (see mix at top), because i have trouble controlling damage from cabbage worms, which for some odd reason like the older, bigger leaves better than the little tender ones.