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Collard Greens: Better Than Kale? (+6 Superfood Recipes!)

Collard Greens: Better Than Kale? (+6 Superfood Recipes!)

Kale gets a lot of cred as a superfood, but that humble bunch of collard greens is actually a nutritional powerhouse, too!

We are all about affordable superfoods, and we wanted to share one of our favorites with you today: collard greens. This Southern staple food actually has a very similar nutritional profile to kale, and they even beat kale out in a few areas.

Like kale, collards are a great plant-based source of vital nutrients for bone health. Check out the chart below comparing kale and collard greens, nutrient-for-nutrient:

sources: Kale; Collards

Impressive, right? If you’re new to collards, you may not know what to do with that bunch of enormous leaves, so we have a roundup of some of our favorite collards recipes for you!

6 Collard Greens Recipes

1. Stuffed Collard Greens with Jamaican Jerk Tempeh

2. Braised Collard Greens

3. Raw Collard Greens Salad

4. Quick and Easy Pan-Fried Collards

5. Butternut Squash Soup with Pan Fried Collards

6. Super Collard Green Rolls

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4:55AM PST on Nov 13, 2014

Thank you!

4:26PM PDT on Jun 20, 2014

What about taste. Collards are strong tasting.

12:39AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

collard greens are hard to find here, I wouldn't know what to do with it.

1:31AM PDT on May 4, 2014

Thank you :)

3:00AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

Thank you

6:56AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

I love baby kale myself. The flavor is minty!

2:36AM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Thank you :)

4:21AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

thanks

2:54PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Thanks ... grew up eating collard greens and kale.

11:18AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Thank you.

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