Leafy greens, especially the dark green varieties, are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and tend to be very low in calories making them some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. They are very versatile since they can be consumed raw or cooked and can make a great addition to many dishes. Break out of your leafy greens comfort zone and try some different varieties this month like kale, mache, arugula, spinach, chard, turnip greens, watercress, dandelion, and mizuna at your café!
Food with Purpose Tip:
Want to incorporate sustainable solutions and preserve your leafy greens? Cotton bags, reusable glass containers, and beeswax wrap are great options. To prepare greens for storage they are best kept in a loosely packed closed bag or sealed container. Make sure to wash your greens before you store them. Ensure they are 100% dry, as moisture will encourage wilting. If space allows you can place hardy greens with stems like kale upright in a cup of water to keep them ultra-fresh.
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