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Calories in Collard Greens
Per Serving

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Caloric Values, Single Serving

One cup of chopped Collard Greens in their raw state contain 12 calories.

All greens - turnip, beet, spinach and so forth tend to cook down drastically when they are subjected to heat.

How to Prepare Collard Greens

When I prepare a bait of Collard Greens I always stack them into the pot as high as they will go. They raise up a good three inches at times - but within the first three minutes of cooking, they quickly shrink.

And by the time they are finished cooking, there might be one-third of a pot of edible greens after shrinkage.

To prepare, be sure to thoroughly wash each leaf before adding to the pot. And speaking of that - always use a deep pot for cooking.

Fill it about one-third full of fresh water and a teaspoon of salt. You can add a strip of lean bacon for seasoning purposes if you wish.

That strip will contain about 25 to 50 calories depending upon the thickness of the slice and the brand - well worth the amount when distributed throughout the entire batch amid the cooking phase.

What goes well with a serving of Collard Greens? Golden cornbread, that's what!

Nutrition Information for Collard Greens, Raw

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

1 Cup Chopped

Energy Values kcal 12
Protein g 1.09
Total lipid (fat) g 0.22
Carbohydrate, by difference g 1.95
Fiber, total dietary g 1.4
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 84
Iron, Fe mg 0.17
Magnesium, Mg mg 10
Phosphorus, P mg 9
Potassium, K mg 77
Sodium, Na mg 6
Zinc, Zn mg 0.08
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 12.7

 

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