May 21, 2012
Try Something New: Baby Greens
There are lots of fresh young greens available now at farmers markets and grocery stores.
In general, baby greens have a plethora of nutrition, with a milder taste than when they are fully mature. And they are more tender, making a perfect foil when combined with crunchy croutons and chewy dried cranberries.
Baby beet greens are extremely low in calories, only about 8 per cup, and have no fat. The same 1-cup serving also supplies 48 percent of the vitamin A recommended daily, 19 percent of the vitamin C and 190 percent of the vitamin K. In addition, they supply some magnesium, calcium and iron. If you use another type of tender green, such as the baby Swiss chard or spinach, the nutrition is quite similar. Spinach provides a little more folate, and baby Swiss chard supplies almost twice as much vitamin K, but the rest of the nutrition profile doesn't significantly vary.
Posted by Lisa at May 21, 2012 3:36 PM
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