Choose bunches with crisp, dark green leaves. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge up to 5 days. For longer storage, steam, chop into pieces, and freeze in plastic bags. Check out the recipe below which comes with other ideas for how to prepare this nutrient-rich vegetable.
How to Select
Choose bunches with crisp, dark green leaves and no yellowing.
How to Store
Refrigerate up to 5 days in a plastic bag. To freeze, steam greens, chop into pieces, and freeze in plastic bags.
How to Prepare
Separate leaves and rinse. Dry in salad spinner or between towels. Cut leaves in strips. Eat raw: Chop with other greens in salads. Eat cooked: Steam, sauté, stir-fry, or simmer. Simmer with chopped onions, garlic and lemon juice, until leaves are tender. Simmer with ham and black eyed peas for a classic Southern dish. Add to soups and curry dishes.