Love Your Greens!

Collard greens entering our processing lines in Pelion, SC.

Collard greens entering our processing lines in Pelion, SC.

We don’t know about you, but here at WP Rawl, we love our greens! Give us all of the dark, leafy greens—they’re what we produce the most of in our fields. What dark leafy greens do we grow specifically?

If you could see our fields during peak seasons, you would see a lot of kale. Did you know? Kale has a lot of vitamins and minerals packed into their dark green leaves. 1 cup of raw kale contains more than the daily recommended value of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A! It also contains iron, folate, omega-3s, magnesium, calcium, iron, fiber, and protein. Talk about a green that’s packed with nutrients!

While you probably have heard of or eaten Kale, chances are you might not know much about Mustard greens. Mustard greens are one of the most overlooked vegetables in the produce section, but here at WP Rawl, we love them! Like kale, they’re packed with nutrients, but most notably is that they have a high amount of vitamin K. Vitamin K has strong anti-inflammatory properties which helps to improve your cardiovascular health. For this reason, mustard greens are a very heart healthy food to include in your diet!

A leafy green that is very similar to Mustard in looks and popularity is Turnip greens. While the white root of the turnip plant tends to be the most popular part of a turnip plant to eat, the green leaves actually are the most nutritious part to add to your diet. Turnip greens are an incredible source of vitamins K, A, C, E, and B6 as well as folate, manganese, and calcium. The antioxidants found within these greens also help fight against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.

Last, but certainly not least, are Collard greens. Like with kale greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens, collard greens are also a wonderful source of nutrients that your body needs to be at it’s healthiest. However, Collard greens stand out on their own as the best green to eat to help lower your cholesterol. Best known in the South for their role at holiday dinners, Collard greens are beginning to take shape as a year round staple in diets in several regions of the country.

There are so many great reasons to love your greens! They do incredible things for our bodies and help keep us healthy and happy. How do you love your greens? Share with us on social media by tagging @naturesgreens and #FarmFreshGreens!

Christine Jackson

Christine is the Marketing Manger for WP Rawl. She loves to spend time with her growing family, is a morning kale smoothie lover, and secretly wishes she could be Jennifer Lopez's body double.