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

108 comments

MJ J.
Past Member about a year ago

interesting. ty much

Magdalena J.
Alice L.about a year ago

Thank you!

Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson1 years ago

What about taste. Collards are strong tasting.

june t.
june t.1 years ago

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

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Oleg Kobetz
Oleg Kobetz2 years ago

Thank you

Julia Cabrera-Woscek

I love baby kale myself. The flavor is minty!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Lady Kaira
Lady Kaira2 years ago

thanks