Collards are not only part of the cabbage family but share the same botanical name as kale as well as most of the fabulous nutritional value. A staple in the South of the United States, Collards are full of health promoting Phytonutrients (organosulfur) and Antioxidants known to help in the prevention of cancer.
Excellent Source of:
Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Protein (contains all essential Amino Acids)
Serving Size 36g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Collard Green Smoothie Recipe:
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 fresh cantaloupe
1 large collard green
(~1 cup chopped)
~ 3/4 cup water
Blend and enjoy. Freezing your cantaloupe the day before makes for a refreshing delight.
Collards’ name has evolved from the Anglo-Saxon coleworts or colewyrts and translates as "cabbage plants." Although available throughout the year, Collards are at their best in the colder months of January through April. Choose Collards with firm leaves that are bright and dark in color. Avoid the giant fan sized leaves as in general, the smaller the leaves, the more tender they are with a milder flavor. Do not wash the Collards until you are ready to use them and store them in the refrigerator. They will keep for several days but do tend to become more bitter with age.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
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