Collard greens

A traditional staple of both American and international cuisines, collard greens are the large, dark green leaves from the same plant family that produces cabbage and broccoli. The word collard is actually a form of the word colewort, or cabbage plant.  In the south, collards are traditionally served on New Year's Day to promote wealth in the coming year, as their leaves vaguely resemble folded money. Collards are often served alongside black-eyed peas and cornbread or prepared as “mixed greens” along with other leafy green vegetables including kale, turnip greens and spin..

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