Of all the leafy greens, which one packs the most punch of nutrition for the buck? The main ones are spinach, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, and collard greens. Most people have a love – hate relationship with greens. These greens are a step apart from the lettuce you normally put in your salads. You’ve most likely heard that a traditional southern New Year’s dish includes black-eyed peas and collard greens! Some use other greens and even cabbage. They thought this would bring them prosperity for the coming year. Many people find greens bitter, slimy, or mushy, and just have an obnoxious taste. Personally, I like spinach. I grew up in the Popeye era and ate my spinach. I like it cooked and I put vinegar over it. When I was little, the vinegar would make a rash on my chin. I guess I grew out of it, or quit dribbling it on my chin. I don’t like the rest of the mentioned greens too much. The first time I ate kale was in a restaurant where they served kale as the garnish. I ate it, and it wasn’t too bad. We have used it in salads and soups some but it just isn’t our favorite. Too bad because it is far and away the most nutritious of the greens. Although it has more calories and more vitamin A, C, and K, as well as manganese, iron and calcium. Iron I don’t need. But if you haven’t tried the different greens, go ahead and try them…I dare you.
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