Collard greens are available fresh, frozen or canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose bunches with dark green leaves with no yellowing.
Nutrient Content Claims
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, very low sodium, Sugar free, High in vitamin A, High in vitamin C, High in vitamin K, High in manganese, Good source of fiber, Good source of calcium
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Collard greens are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Collard greens are very low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Collard greens are very low in sodium.
- Collard greens, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Collard greens contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Collard greens are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Collard greens are a good source of fiber and an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Refrigerate collard greens in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.
Presence In Ethnic Foods
African / Mediterranean / Southern
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