Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Collard Greens
- 1 cup chopped raw collards: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 11 calories
- 4 oz. (¼ pound) raw collards: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber and 34 calories
- ½ cup cooked collards: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 25 calories
Glycemic Index for Collard GreensAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of collards.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Collard Greens
- 1 cup raw collards: 1
- 4 oz. (¼ pound) raw collards: 1
- ½ cup cooked collards: 1
Health Benefits of Collard GreensLeafy greens like collards are simply packed with nutrients. Collard greens are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K (half a cup of cooked collard greens has 8 times the daily requirement!), vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, lutein. The cruciferous vegetables have been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
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Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).