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Why You Should Be Eating Your KW Collard Greens

Collard greens are a part of the cruciferous family.  What’s cruciferous? Well, cruciferous vegetables are vegetables with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production. Examples include cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and similar green leafy vegetables.

They are unique because they are rich in sulfur containing compounds called glucosinolates, which support detoxification and is said by Dr. Axe that it greatly reduces the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer. With collard greens being a part of the cruciferous family, some of the other benefits may include immunity support, reduced inflammation, and balanced blood sugar. Increasing consumption of plant foods like collard greens has been shown to decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, and heart disease. It also promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and an overall lower weight.

Why wouldn’t you want to eat collard greens after knowing that?

So how should you eat collards? Well some of the common ways it is eaten in America include cooked with some sort of meat like turkey or pork and seasoned to taste. For those who are vegan and vegetarian, there is another way to eat collard greens with them tasting just as good.

A man by the name Kizito Wademi is a Charlotte local who sells his own line of collard greens called KW Collards. KW himself does not eat pork so he created a dish that supports a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diet. There are no artificial ingredients.

Ingredients include:

 

Collards

Tomatoes

Onions

Peppers

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Vinegar

Water

Spices

Citric Acid

 

KW Collards can be eaten as a side dish or as the main course. Collards are beneficial for the body and KW Collards makes it easy for you to enjoy them.  KW Collards are available in Healthy Home Market and Farm 2 Family Foods in a mason jar ready to heat and serve.

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