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Featured Harvest of the Month
cooked greens

The Harvest of the Month Featured Produce is

Cooked Greens


Reasons to eat cooked greens

1/2 cup cooked greens provides

  • an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K
  • a good source of calcium, a mineral that helps the body grow strong bones and teeth

Serving Ideas

  • Cooked greens include collards, Swiss chard, spinach, bok choy, arugula, kale and mustard greens.
  • Cook collards, Swiss chard, bok choy and spinach for a mild or sweeter flavor.
  • Cook arugula, kale and mustard greens for a peppery flavor.
  • Hint: Two cups of raw greens makes about a half cup cooked.

 

Produce Tips

  • Choose leafy greens with fresh, full leaves.
  • Store greens in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for two to five days.
  • Wash greens thoroughly before use.
  • Cut stems from leafy greens immediately before cooking.