#thursdaythrive Collard Greens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#thursdaythrive   Collard Greens!

  • There are many reported health benefits of collard greens, which may extend to your digestive system, heart health, bone health, and skin and hair health. Studies indicate the vegetable can also reduce your glaucoma risk, prevent cancer, and provide detox support.
  • Collard greens are part of the Acephala group, which also includes kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Swiss chard.
  • The plant has large, dark-colored, and edible leaves, and like kale, it has an upright stalk that grows up to two feet tall.
  • When buying collard greens, look for firm, deep-green leaves. Smaller leaves are also tenderer with a milder flavor. Store collard greens in the refrigerator.