Greens Collards

Collard plants resemble cabbage plants. If they look big enough to "head" (if they were cabbages), they are ready to harvest. All green parts of the plant are edible

and may be harvested any time during the season. Plants can be cut at ground level when they are 6 to 10 inches high. Alternately, pick the larger leaves when the plants are 10 to 12 inches high, leaving the younger leaves for later use.

Use Storage Method 1. Collard greens will store 10 to 14 days.

Nutrition note: 1 cup of chopped, raw collards contains 11 calories and 1.3 grams of fiber and is an excellent source of vitamins A (28% DV) and C (21% DV) and a good source of folate (15% DV). Color = green.

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