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Sussex farmer grows out-of-favour sea kale

Sea kale has fallen out of favour, despite its popularity for many centuries.

The Romans preserved it in barrels for sea voyages, and people were encouraged to eat it during World War Two, as it provided vital nutrients. Wild sea kale is now protected by law.

BBC South East Today's Ian Palmer watched sea kale farmer Ron Smith harvesting his crop in Normans Bay, near Eastbourne in East Sussex, and spoke to chef Gerald Roser.

  • 15 Apr 2014
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