Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Anti-viral qualities
Combats fatigue
Fights asthma
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of hemorrhoids
May reduce risk of urinary tract infections
May regulate heart rate
Pain reliever
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Reduces risk of lung cancer
Reduces risk of oral cancers

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup chopped/boiled; Calories: 62; Fat: 1.4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 29mg; Carbs: 11g; Sugars: .8g; Protein: 5g; Potassium: 6%DV; Vitamin A: 288%DV; Vitamin C: 56%DV; Calcium: 27%DV; Iron: 12%DV

Did You Know?

  • Collards are a rich source of fiber, calcium, manganese, folate, tryptophan, and vitamins C, K, and A.
  • Collards are in the same family as cabbage and kale.

Ways to Eat:

  • Steamed
  • Boiled
  • Sauteed
  • Braised

Farming Trivia:

  • Collards are native to the Mediterranean and Asia minor.
  • They were brough to Britain and Brace around 400 BCE, but were first dicumented in the America's in the 1600's.
  • Collards are available year-round, but taste better in the winter months.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.