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


William C
William C7 days ago


Past Member 1 years ago

interesting. ty much

Magdalena J.
Past Member 1 years ago

Thank you!

Magdalena J.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson2 years ago

What about taste. Collards are strong tasting.

june t.
june t2 years ago

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

Elena T.
Elena P2 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 P2 years ago

Thank you :)