The collard greens that I have received are red. Is this normal/healthy? Image attached.

Red Collard Greens

Google searching this gives me zero results that are anywhere near relevant. I also can't find any images of red collard greens, they are always green in the image search.


No, that is not normal for collards. Enlarging the picture, the discoloration looks to be a brownish-red. Those leaves look to be very old and quite possibly have been frozen (while still in the field), especially the one on the right. I would be tossing those.

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    Excuse the cheap shot: They aren't called collard reds for a reason :) – rackandboneman Mar 19 '18 at 22:46
  • @rackandboneman yeah, like Roquefort isn't called a blue cheese for a reason. ...wait... – leftaroundabout Mar 21 '18 at 9:31

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