This week’s bag features Collard Greens! Collards are very nutritious (high in vitamins K, A, and C, as well as calcium, iron and fiber) and have been linked to lowered cholesterol. Collards have been eaten for at least 2000 years, with evidence showing that the ancient Greeks cultivated several types of these thick, leafy greens. Today they are a staple in Southern American cooking where they are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day–along with black-eyed peas and cornbread–to ensure wealth in the coming year.
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Fresh collard leaves can be stored for about three days in the refrigerator. Once cooked, they can be frozen and stored for greater lengths of time. See full preparation instructions here.
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This week’s Meal Kit Recipe is Collard Greens with Tomatoes and Garlic! Our Meal Kits feature vegetarian recipes but omnivores could enhance this kit by adding bacon.