Collard greens can be consumed raw. There are many recipes for the preparation of raw collard greens. Raw collard greens are a common dish in vegan diets.
Collard greens are among the same family of plants that includes cabbage, kale and broccoli. Although cooked collard greens are most commonly associated with Southern cuisine, collard greens are a favorite of healthy food eaters because they are high in key vitamins K, A and C. They are also high in calcium. Eating collard greens is said to be good for the cardiovascular system, and it may lower the chances of developing cancer.