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collard greens

Turn a new leaf by replacing the iceberg lettuce in your salad with this more nutrient dense green.

How to Select

Check to be sure the leaves look crisp and fresh. Avoid leaves that look wilted or have brown spots or rust.

How to Store

Do not rinse for storage. Store in a plastic bag that has holes in it. A wet paper towel in the bag will keep the leaves fresh. Store in your crisper for up to 7 days. To freeze: Steam greens, chop into pieces, and freeze in plastic bags.

How to Prepare

Separate leaves and rinse. Dry in salad spinner or between towels. Cut leaves in strips. Eat raw: Chop with other greens in salads. Eat cooked: Steam, saut, stir-fry, or simmer. Simmer with chopped onions, garlic and lemon juice, until leaves are tender. Simmer with ham and black eyed peas for a classic Southern dish. Add to soups and curry dishes.