What is the difference between collard greens and spinach?
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Likewise, people ask, can you substitute collard greens for spinach?
English Spinach And the leaves are much more soft and delicate. However if you just want to add some cooked greens to a dish, spinach including defrosted frozen spinach is a good collard greens substitute. Spinach isn't great eaten raw though so don't use it in recipes where the collards are uncooked.
One may also ask, what is another name for collard greens? colewort
Then, can collard greens be overcooked?
They're so versatile, though, that they work great tossed into boiling pasta water or soups at the last minute. However, Kleiner cautions not to overcook collard greens–that's when that bitter taste becomes overbearing.
Why are they called collard greens?
They are in the same cultivar group owing to their genetic similarity. The name "collard" comes from the word "colewort" (the wild cabbage plant). Collard greens have been eaten for at least 2000 years, with evidence showing that the ancient Greeks cultivated several types of collard, as well as kale.