A versatile leafy green that’s packed with vitamin A.
Collard greens are a part of the cruciferous vegetable family along with bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and many more. They’re also one of the oldest members of the cabbage family! Collard greens have large, dark green leaves. They’re thick and slightly bitter tasting.
Health Benefits of Collard Greens:
Collard greens are known for their excellent vitamin A, K, and C content. Because of this, they’ve been known to promote optimal bone, heart, and liver health, and may also prevent certain types of cancer.
Nutrient Breakdown of Collard Greens:
*Per 1 cup, 170g (1)
- Carbohydrate | 9.3g
- Protein | 4g
- Vitamin K | 1045% DV
- Vitamin A | 308% DV
- Vitamin C | 58% DV
How To Use:
Collard greens can be used in a number of different ways! Their large leaves make them great for lettuce wraps, and they can also simply be massaged and added to salads. You can even blend them into sauces like pesto. Stir-fries, soups, chilies, and slaws often have collard greens in them as well!