Harvest of the Month - Greens

Carl Motsenbocker, Besse, Crystal

Fun Facts About Greens!

  • Mustard and collard greens are staples in Southern soul food
  • and are traditionally cooked with ham hocks or smoked pork.
  • Collard greens are tastier and more nutritious in the
  • cool season after the first frost.
  • Adding a handful of greens to your favorite smoothie will
  • provide extra nutrients without changing the flavor.

Greens Are Nutritious and Good for You!

  • Greens are a nutrition powerhouse! They are an excellent source of calcium and vitamins A,C and K.
  • Swiss chard comes in a rainbow of stem colors and is a close relative to beets. It is as colorful as it is nutritious!
  • Mustard greens are packed with fiber, which helps with digestion and reduces cholesterol.
  • Cooked collard greens are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, the essential fatty acids.
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