Storage: Collards have a waxy coating that helps them store well. Store in the refrigerator in a bag that minimizes dehydration.

Uses: Collards require longer cooking than most other similar greens. Often recipes that call for sauteeing collards will require blanching the leaves first (quick steaming or boiling). Because of their hearty nature, collards are well suited to dishes that include greens that are simmered for a long period. Collards pair well with smoky flavors and tomatoes.