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« on: August 12, 2011, 12:43:02 am »
Hey I had some collard greens this morning, but just the leaves.  are the stems edible as well???  is there any reason I shouldn't eat them?

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Re: collard greens
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 01:40:28 am »
Goitrogens and oxalates and indigestible hard fiber. I wouldn't touch cruciferous vegetables with a 5-foot pole.

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Re: collard greens
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 03:04:58 am »
Some people handle that stuff better than others, techydude.  I personally do have issues when I eat a lot of veggies, but some people do all right with them.

Awesomeame--you'll just have to try them to see how your body likes them.  Yes, the stems can be eaten.

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Re: collard greens
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 09:08:33 am »
ok I'll give them a go.  I juice all my veg, so I'm not concerned with fiber/hardness :P  This is the first time trying collardgreens...bought them on a whim since i've never seen them before....I don't often eat cruciferous veg because of what techydude mentioned

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Re: collard greens
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 11:03:56 am »
Awesome - just in case you don't know the words that Techy used - if you have thyroid or kidney disease or a propensity towards kidney stones they aren't good in high quantities generally for folks with those conditions.

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Re: collard greens
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 03:00:05 am »
There is a homeopathic, board certified opthamologist (whose name escapes me) who recommends collard greens (amongst other things) for eye health.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 04:25:50 am by TylerDurden »
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