Collards: Fresh Greens

Collards are a fresh green in the Brassica Family with cabbages and broccoli, but are more closely related to kale.

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Fresh Collard Greens

 

 

Raw collard greens are 90% water, 6% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and contain negligible fat (table). Like kale, collard greens contain substantial amounts of vitamin K (388% of the Daily Value, DV) in a 100-gram (3.5 oz) serving. Collard greens are rich sources (20% or more of DV) of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese, and moderate sources of calcium and vitamin B6.[12] A 100-gram (3+12-ounce) reference serving of cooked collard greens provides 137 kilojoules (33 kilocalories) of food energy. Some collard cultivars may be abundant sources of alphatic glucosinolates, such as glucoraphanin.

 

 

Recipes for Collards

Collard Greens with Black Eyed Peas

Lemon-Caper Catfish with Spiced Lentils & Collard Greens

 

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