WHAT IS IT?
Collard greens are leafy vegetables similar to kale but with different kinds of leaves. Collards typically have leaves that are a dark green and they are 8-10 inches long.
HOW DO YOU STORE IT?
Leaves can be washed and then frozen for 10 minutes, if they will be cooked immediately. This makes the leaves more tender.
If they are being refrigerated, place them in a plastic bag and do NOT wash them until you are ready to eat them. If freezing the leaves, boil them for 2-3 minutes and then place them in cold water. After draining the water, place them in airtight containers and store them for 10-12 months.
WHEN CAN YOU GET IT?
Collard greens are typically in season from January to April.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT IT?
One cup of collard greens has a large amount Vitamin K, A, C, folate, and potassium.
HOW CAN YOU EAT IT?
Collards can be cooked with chicken broth, salt and pepper and then simmered for 45 minutes until they are tender.