Monday, February 2, 2009

Food of the Week: Collard Greens

Collard GreensLong a staple of the Southern United States, collard greens, unlike their cousins kale and mustard greens, have a very mild, almost smoky flavor. Although they are available year-round they are at their best from January through April.

While collard greens share the same botanical name as kale they have their own distinctive qualities. Like kale, collards are one of the non-head forming members of the Brassica family along with broccoli and cauliflower. The dark blue-green leaves that are smooth in texture and relatively broad distinguish them from the frilly edged leaves of kale.


Source: The World's Heathiest Foods

2 comments:

LeatherneckJoe February 2, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

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Start Blogging February 3, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

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