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    The best leafy green?

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    Hello MDA,

    I've recently found a recipe for greens that I love, and have been finding that I like them with almost every meal.

    Is there one or two types that are superior nutritionally to the rest? We've only bought kale and collards, so far. Had some turnip greens at a local restaurant and didn't care for them too much.

    Thanks.

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    I was gonna say kale for both its nutrition and variety of uses. Kale chips are great and it holds up well in stews, strir fry and such.

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    My powerhouse green is fresh spinach -- most diets low in potassium and spinach is loaded with it.

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    They are all good for you. Eat a variety and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyTHFC View Post
    They are all good for you. Eat a variety and enjoy!
    There are still several that I've yet to try. This seems like the route to go. Spinach almost always goes in my frittatas/omelettes/eggs. The sturdier/heartier greens are the ones I'm really enjoying with bacon/bacon fat/pepper flakes/onion/garlic and vinegar.

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    Baby spinach leaf slicing tip.

    Grab a handful, roll it and hold it tightly in your fist. Take a sharp knife and slice it as you inch it out of your fist.
    Easier to eat in salads, etc.

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    Would have to say Kale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyTHFC View Post
    They are all good for you. Eat a variety and enjoy!
    +1 and can I add stop over thinking things and eat!
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    Kale, collards and chard are very closely related--the differences between varieties of each may be greater that the differences between them. For greatest nutrition I would go with whatever is the darkest green, and maybe has some red as well. Of the three, chard usually has the mildest flavor, collards the sturdiest texture. Turnip and mustard greens are sharper but if you blanch them and discard the water that makes them milder.
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    I just noticed you are in Kentucky. If you have a sunny patio/balcony or space for a garden, they will grow all winter, down to temperatures of about 20 degrees. I sometimes picked completely frozen kale leaves in the morning for my breakfast smoothie and the plant was fine. My kale has flowered and I pulled most of it up, but my chard took off as spring came and I've got more than I can eat.
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