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Collard Greens from Glory Foods


Glory Foods offers a wide variety of options for Collard Greens. From those who like to make their Collard Greens from scratch with our Fresh Collard Greens to those who like to save some time with our Canned Collard Greens, Glory Foods wants to give you everything you'll need to make that perfect family meal.

You can read our preparation tips, brush up on some Collard Green history, or just check out the nutrition information on the Glory Foods collards products.

Collard Greens Health Benefits


cooked collard greens

Nutrients
Collard Greens are packed with health vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Calcium, and Iron.  Collard Greens are also a good source of protein and posses several anticancer properties. 

Fiber
Collard Greens are also a great source of fiber.  One cup of Collard Greens contains about 1 gram of fiber.  A simple rule to follow is to measure out your servings in cups so that you will know exactly how many grams of fiber you’re getting.

Kidney Stones
Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate.  If you have a history of kidney stones, it is best to limit foods that are high in oxalic acid.  Collard greens, among most other leafy greens, are high in oxalic acid so those with a history of kidney stones should reduce their intake of these foods.

Diabetes
Recent research had shown that eating an extra serving of leafy vegetables, such as collard greens, daily can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 15%.  Additionally, for those already suffering from diabetes, a hearty daily intake of leafy vegetables helps significantly as well, due to the amount of vitamins and minerals they contain.

Collard Greens Preparation


prepared collard greens

Canned Collard Greens
Canned Collard Greens are nutritious, delicious, and so easy to prepare.  Simply open the can and empty the contents into a pot.  Place the pot on the stovetop for a few minutes until hot and serve.  For an even faster serving time, empty the contents of the can into a microwave safe dish and place in the microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or until hot.  Let the dish sit for about 2 minutes to cool off, then enjoy your delicious Collard Greens.


Fresh Collard Greens
Fresh Collard Greens take a bit longer to prepare but that homemade taste is always worth the effort.  The first step to cooking fresh collards is gathering the additional ingredients.  Choose between Ham hocks or another smoked meat such as smoked turkey leg.  First, you will want to take this meat and add to a large pot of water.  Bring the water to a boil and let cook for about 1 and half hours, to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked.  Next, take the bag of Glory Foods Fresh Collards and simply add them to the pot.  Because they are pre-cooked and pre-washed, the collards are ready to go right when you open the bag.  Add salt and other desired seasonings to the pot and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.  Lastly, drain the remaining water from the pot and enjoy your freshly cooked, homemade collard greens.

Collard Green Facts


History/Origin

Collard Greens are one of the oldest members of the leafy green family, dating back to prehistoric times.  Ancient Greeks and Romans grew Collard Greens along with Kale and it is thought that either the Romans or the Celts brought Collard Greens to France and Great Britain in the early 4th Century, B.C.  In America, Collard Greens were not seen until the 1600s upon the arrival of ships from Africa.  It was the slaves that truly turned Collard Greens into a Southern tradition in the states, cooking it with ham hock and beginning the tradition of drinking the leftover juices or “pot likker” after all of the greens were consumed from the pot.  Today, Collard Greens are enjoyed all across America and in several countries throughout the world.  Other countries where Collard Greens are most popular include Brazil, Portugal, India, and Pakistan. 


Other Names

Collard Greens are also known as Tree Cabbage or Non-Heading Cabbage. Collard Greens are known as “couve” in Brazil and “haak” in the Kashmir region.  Other names include: “kovi” or “kobi” in Cape Verde and “berza” in Spanish-speaking countries.

Collard Greens: Fresh Cut


Glory Foods also has you covered when you want to do things the old-fashioned way and cook your collard greens from scratch.  Real homemade greens are unbeatable, and the fresh Collards from Glory Foods gives you the main ingredient to preparing your home cooked meal for the family.  Fresh Collard Greens provide a great source of vitamins A, B, C and fiber. There is nothing like that homemade taste of fresh collards cooked with ham hock.  Bring back that old family recipe with Glory Foods fresh Collard Greens. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Cup (36g)
Servings Per Container: About 3
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 11, Calories From Fat: 1, Total Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 7 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 2g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 1g
Percent Daily Value:
Vitamin A: 50%
Vitamin C: 20%
Calcium: 5%
Iron: 0%

Collard Greens: Sensibly Seasoned


Collard Greens are so delicious and nutritious that you want your family to have some with every meal. But sometimes, you want to make sure that they’re getting the nutrition without all of the other stuff that isn’t as good.  Glory Foods is here to help.  Our sensibly seasoned Collard Greens are the best thing to hit the market since sliced bread.  With the same great flavors as our traditionally seasoned greens, our sensibly seasoned greens are cooked healthier so that you can be healthier too.  Slowly simmered in a fat-free, meatless, savory broth with onions, garlic and Southern-style seasonings, these greens are naturally lower in sodium but provide the same down-home flavor, as they should.  

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: ½ Cup (118g)
Servings Per Container: 3
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 20, Calories From Fat: 5, Total Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 4g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 2g
Percent Daily Value:
Vitamin A: 50%
Vitamin C: 10%
Calcium: 10%
Iron: 15%

Seasoned Collard Greens


Collard Greens are so delicious, so nutritious; you’ll be wondering why you weren’t eating them on the daily before.   The best part about these greens from Glory Foods is that they’re pre-seasoned and cooked southern style.  All you have to do is heat them up for a great side dish with dinner that will remind you of Grandma’s cooking.  As an added bonus, collard greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other good stuff so you can be sure that your family is getting the nutrition that they need.  Popeye may have eaten Spinach but if he tried Collard Greens, I can bet you he would’ve switched over to the side with the most flavor.  Rich in health-promoting nutrients, Glory Foods Collard Greens help fight viruses, enhance lung health, offer heart protection, and increase brain function too.  On top of all the health benefits, Collard Greens are just about the yummiest vegetables around when cooked the right way, the Glory Foods way that is.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: ½ Cup (118g)
Servings Per Container: About 5
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 32, Calories From Fat: 5, Total Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 490 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 5g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 2g
Percent Daily Value:
Vitamin A: 50%
Vitamin C: 10%
Calcium: 10%
Iron: 4%

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