Inventory, 24 ct : 3.68
This item was last sold on : 04/20/18
Collard greens are a headless forming cabbage, similar to kale. Their leaves are broad, paddle-shaped and grey green to deep green in color with contrasting succulent white ribs and veins. Their flavor is assertive, almost alkaline and true to its family, cruciferous in nature. Collard greens should be chewy in texture, a sign of good water content and freshness. Late winter and early spring provide the sweetest and most tender Collard greens.
Collard greens are available year-round with peak season in late winter.
Collard greens are members of the economically important Brassicaceae family, known for its cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale. Collard greens contain a chemical compound called phenylthiocarbamide, known more simply as PTC. This compound is responsible for the bitterness that people taste when they eat Collard greens. Specific human genes determine whether a person can taste this bitterness. Not all humans can taste the compound's bitter tendencies, though it is a dominant trait in about 70% of the human population. Those who do taste the bitterness either enjoy bitter foods or absolutely dislike it.
Collard greens are loaded with health benefiting vitamins and compounds. They contain anti-inflammatory properties in the form of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin K. They also contain the antioxidants beta carotene, Vitamins C and E and detoxifying glucosinolates, compounds that are being studied for their abilities to prevent cancer as well as cardiovascular disease.
Collard greens are synonymous with slow cooking and simmering in a pot with ham hocks. The broth created after about 90 minutes of simmering is known as pot liquor and it is equal parts vitamin rich, smoky and delicious. This ages old application is a benchmark for cooking Collard greens but there are many other ways to enjoy the greens. A quick braise or blanch allows for full nutritional retention and maximum flavor. They can also be added to baked dishes as well. Though many may say the bitterness is off-putting when eaten raw, Collard greens can add flavor and texture to salad mixes. Complimentary ingredients include garlic, pork, chicken, grilled steak,, mushrooms, potatoes, apple cider vinegar, lemon, bay leaves, bacon fat, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, tomatoes and chiles.
Although most Americans associate Collard greens with Southern Soul Food Cooking and its historical and cultural slave trade roots, they are also historically linked to to Asian cooking as well as Greek and Roman cooking. Collard greens are most popular in the Kashmir state of India, where they are literally a household staple of the entire population and eaten for their leaves and roots.
Collard greens are an ancient green native to Asia Minor with cultivation dating back to circa 5000 BC. From Asia Minor via trade routes, Collard greens expanded to Africa and Europe and eventually the Americas. By 1600 Collard greens had become globally cultivated. Today their distribution is vast and wide, making them a highly valued yet low cost global culinary commodity. Collard greens can be found in almost any market throughout all hemispheres.
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Kroger Steubenville OH
Near Wellsburg, West Virginia, United States
About 27 days ago, 3/25/18
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - InterbayNear Seattle, Washington, United States
2001 15th Avenue W, Seattle 98119
About 34 days ago, 3/18/18
Spotter's comments : Collard Greens spotted at Whole Foods Market. Sautee up some of these delicious Local Washington Organic Collard Greens with bacon, vinegar and a few select spices and pair with your favorite southern soul foods :)
Kroger Ohio, United States
About 37 days ago, 3/15/18
Holland Produce clarkesville ga Near Clarkesville, Georgia, United States
About 39 days ago, 3/13/18
Brentwood Farmers Market
Underwood Family FarmsNear Sawtelle, California, United States
About 55 days ago, 2/25/18
Spotter's comments : Collard Greens spotted at Brentwood Farmers Market.
Real Food Market & Deli Near Helena, Montana, United States
About 66 days ago, 2/13/18
Little Italy Mercato
Suzie's FarmNear San Diego, California, United States
About 525 days ago, 11/12/16
Spotter's comments : Collard Greens spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Walmart on Marsh and Frankford in Dallas, TX Near Addison, Texas, United States
About 533 days ago, 11/04/16
Your Dekalb Farmers Market Near Scottdale, Georgia, United States
About 601 days ago, 8/28/16
Spotter's comments : Collard Greens spotted at Your Dekalb Farmers Market. Beautiful fresh Collards!