The Home Grown Farm

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Collards

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At the Home Grown Farm we grow champion and georgia varieties.

Nutrition


One cup of cooked, boiled and drained collard greens has only 49 calories and 1 gram of sugars. Like kale, collard greens contain only 1 gram of fat and 30 micrograms of sodium. With 9 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein, collard greens contain slightly more of these nutrients than either kale or Swiss chard. Of the three types of greens, collards offer the highest amount of fiber, with 5 grams per cup. This vegetable’s vitamin content is similar to other greens, with a high amount of vitamin A — 308 percent of the daily value — as well as 58 percent of vitamin C and 12 percent of iron. With 27 percent of the daily value of calcium, of the three types of greens, collards provide you with the most of this important mineral.

Whether you add kale, collard greens or Swiss chard to your plate, you are making a smart choice. Each is low in fat and cholesterol, but an excellent source of fiber. Besides calcium, iron and vitamins A and C, these greens also supply vitamins E, K and B6, thiamin, folate, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

(source: livestrong.com)