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Basic Steamed Collards

Basic Steamed Collards

45 Ratings
45 Ratings
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Makes: 5 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Making this side dish is a simple way to add leafy greens to your meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups collards, washed and cut
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

1. Wash and cut 5 large collard leaves, removing the thick stems.
2. Place greens in a pot with about 1 inch of water, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil.
3. After water boils, reduce to low heat and steam for about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

Learn more about collard greens.

Source:

University of Maryland Extension. Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe (25g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 7
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 50 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 46 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 7
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 50 mg
Potassium 46 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Copper 10 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 6 mg
Phosphorus 5 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 54 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 8 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 94 mcg
Folate 28 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 5 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups

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