Collard Greens (Brassica oleracea) are dark green vegetables with thick green leaves and stems.
Health Benefits of Collard Greens
Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
Protection Against Heart Disease
DNA Repair and Protection
Protection Against Dementia
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Promoted Eye Health
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
Alleviation of Inflammation
Like other vegetables in the cabbage family, collards are thought to help prevent heart disease and cancer. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Collard Greens, and may not necessarily be related to Collard Greens.
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Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.61g
Saturated Fat 0.055g
Total Carbohydrate 5.4g
Dietary Fiber 4g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 5019IU
Retinol equivalents 251μg
Vitamin C 35.3mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 2.26mg
Vitamin K 437.1μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid 0.267mg
Vitamin B6 0.165mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 129μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 129μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
More information on Collard Greens
How to choose Collard Greens: Look for leaves with vibrant colors and no signs of wilting or discoloration.
How to store Collard Greens: Collards should be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge and will last for 5-7 days.
Climate and origin: Collards are thought to have originated in South Asia along with the other members of the cabbage family. Collards grow well in cold temperate climates and are considered winter crops.
Taste: Collards have a bitter and nutty flavor. Cooking the leaves helps them become more tender.
Miscellaneous information: The name collards is derived from coleworts, the Old English word for cabbage.
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