What to do with Collard greens

    Collard greens nutrition facts

    Collard greens are highly nutritious staple green “cabbage-like leaves” vegetable. Collards are one of the most popular members of the Brassica family, closely related to kale and cabbage and could be described as a non-heading (acephalous) cabbage.

    Botanically, the greens are named as Brassica oleracea L. (Acephala group).

    Collards are probably originated in the eastern European or Asia Minor region and now days grown almost all parts of the cooler temperate regions. The plant grows up to 3-4 feet in height and bears dark-green leaves arranged in a rosette fashion around an upright, stocky main stem.

    Several cultivar types of collard greens are grown around the planet depending on the soil type, climate, etc.

    1. Blue Max:? It has very attractive savoy- like blue-green leaves.

    2. Georgia:? It is also known as Georgia LS or Georgia Southern.? It has blue-green and slightly savoy-leaves.

    3. Vates: Plant is compact and leaves are smooth and dark green.

    4. Champion: Low growing plant, featuring smooth, dark-green leaves with short internodes.

    5. Flash: It is a very uniform Vates type with smooth, dark-green leaves.

    6. Heavy-Crop:? It has very large, slightly savoy like, blue-green leaves. Leaves have close internodes spacing so bunching can be more difficult.

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