Archive - Leaf Vegetables / Greens

Arugula

Arugula consists of vibrant green leaves attached to a pale, creamy, green-hued stem. The leaves can be harvested when fully mature, or when they are younger and have a milder flavor. Arugula offers a herbaceous, peppery flavor. Arugula is a nutrient rich leafy green providing vitamin A, vitamin ...

Spinach

Spinach grows best in cooler temperatures. Plants grow up to 30 centimeters and the leaves are dark green and can be flat or curled. Leaves are mostly oval but some are triangular in shape. Larger leaves are located at the base of the spinach plant. Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste. Flav...

Savoy Cabbage

Savoy cabbage is considered very versatile for cooking. It is distinguished by its heavily textured, crinkled leaves. Leaves range in color from dark green to pale yellow and white. Outer leaves are tougher and designed to protect the inside of the plant. Savoy cabbage has a mild, grassy and sweet f...

Bok Choy

Bok choy is known as a non-heading cabbage and has a similar appearance to collard greens. Bok choy is sometimes referred to as white cabbage. It has translucent white stalks that join above the root. The leaves of bok choy are the most tender part of the plant. Bok choy is available year-round but ...

Green Cabbage

Green cabbage has wide leaves that are pale green. The texture is slightly rubbery and most green cabbage needs to have the outer layers discarded. Raw green cabbage has a slight peppery flavor, which becomes sweeter when cooked. One head of green cabbage can weigh up to 10 pounds. Green cabbage ...

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage has an earthier flavor than other cabbages.  It lacks water weight, which makes its leaves chewier and more coarse. Red cabbage needs a good amount of humidity to grow properly. It can actually be used as a pH indicator because it changes color in basic/acidic solutions!   The red co...

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage or ‘china’ cabbage has cream-colored leaves with green tips. These leaves are thickly veined, elongated, and loosely packed. Unlike the strong-flavored waxy leaves on round heads of cabbage, Chinese cabbage is thin, crisp, and delicately mild. Chinese cabbage grows best in cooler...

Napa Cabbage

Napa cabbage is actually a variety of Chinese cabbage with sweet, crunchy leaves. Napa has a barrel-shaped and has crisp, pale green leaves that are tightly wrapped with a white mid-rib. Leaves at the core are a paler yellow. Napa cabbage is packed with folates. Folates are a very good source of ...

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is actually a cabbage related vegetable. It has greens that grow from a bulb stem. The vegetable is harvested when the bulbs reach two to three inches in diameter. It can have a milder taste or a woody flavor depending on the size of the plant’s bulbs. Kohlrabi has a firm, crisp texture. ...

Kale

Kale is a non-heading, leafy wild cabbage that comes in a range of varying colors, shapes and sizes. Standard ‘green’ kale found at the grocery store has chewy leaves with an earthy, mildly nutty and sweet flavor. Kale is a cool season crop that grows best in moist conditions. It requires at lea...

Lacinato (Black) Kale

Black kale has larger leaves than those of green or red kale. Black kale leaves grow from a sturdy central stalk and are a dark greenish-purple, almost black color. Black kale has a chewy texture that softens after it is cooked. The flavor is tangy and similar to that of green cabbage. Research c...

Dandelion

Dandelion leaves sprout from a hollow stem that is either green or red. Leaves have a variety of flavors, from mild to very bitter, depending on the size. Dandelion greens belong to the sunflower plant family. Dandelion is high in calcium and rich in iron. It is a good source of protein, and is ...

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