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Health Benefits and Safe Handling of Salad Greens

by M. Bunning and P. Kendall1 (6/12) Quick Facts… Lettuce, spinach, and other salad greens are an important part of a healthful diet because they can be year-round sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Red and dark green leafy vegetables are generally higher in antioxidants, Vitamin B6, and […]

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Growing Container Safe Salad Greens

by M. Bunning, F. Stonaker and A. Card 1 (3/2010) Quick Facts… Growing your own salad greens can provide a source of fresh, flavorful leafy vegetables with the added benefit of being able to try interesting varieties. Salad greens are nutrient rich, generally easy to grow, and may be used in a […]

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5 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are not only high in nutrients and low in calories, but they are also versatile and a delicious addition to many foods. Listed below are five easy ways to add leafy greens to your daily meals: Incorporate them into breakfast. Greens such as kale, collards, or spinach pair […]