Native to the Mediterranean, collard greens are now widely cultivated across the world.

 

Collard greens are one of the powerhouse vegetables along with several cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and kale. (1)

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Collard greens are low in calories which promotes weight loss. (2)

 

  • This vegetable has great levels of vitamin K which is beneficial for the strength and development of tissues, muscles and skin. (3)

 

  • Very high in vitamin A which is a great phytonutrient to help increase your vision and promote healthy mucous membranes. (4)

 

  • Collard greens are quite high in vitamin C which is beneficial for helping your body fight unwarranted infections in the body. (5)

 

  • High levels of vitamin B-12 (folate), which is beneficial for helpful for cell division and DNA synthesis, particularly to reduce the risk of anaemia. (6)

 

  • A good source of magnesium which supports the cardiovascular, neuron and nervous system. (7)

 

  • Collard greens lower your cholesterol as they bind to bile acids in the digestive system, which makes it easier for them to exit the body. (8)

 

Collard Greens Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 30
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 4 g 14%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 133% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 14% Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

 

 

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