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Greens, Collards

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About This Food

Description

Collards are a member of the Cruciferous family of vegetables and are believed to be among the oldest members of the cabbage family to be cultivated.

Long popular as a "Southern" food (and one of the most healthy!), collards are easy to prepare and accompany almost any dish - ranging from seafood to steak.

A good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate, these greens also provide cancer-fighting phytonutrients including glucosinolates and indoles.

Selecting & Storing

Choose smaller-leaved plants for tenderness and mild flavor and look for a leaves that are green, moist, crisp, and unblemished. Wrap unwashed collard greens in damp paper towels, place in a plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator crisper for three to five days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Folate
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 11

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.15 g
Saturated Fat
0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.07 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
39 g
ALA
39 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2.05 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.75 g
Sugars
0.17 g
Fiber
1.3 g
Protein
0.88 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
2400.48 IU
48%
Vitamin C
12.71 mg
21%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.81 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.06 mg
3%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
183.89 mg
230%
Folate
59.76 mcg
15%
Niacin
0.27 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.02 mg
1%
Choline
8.35 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
52.2 mg
5%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.07 mg
0%
Magnesium
3.24 mg
1%
Manganese
0.1 mg
5%
Phosphorous
3.6 mg
0%
Potassium
60.84 mg
2%
Selenium
0.47 mcg
1%
Sodium
7.2 mg
0%
Zinc
0.05 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
85.68 mcg
Beta-carotene
1383.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
28.8 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
3215.52 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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