At CHOP5 we offer all the big greens in the game: romaine, spring mix, spinach, kale, napa cabbage and red cabbage (okay this one is purple but you get the point). With all those choices which one gives you the most bang for your buck? Let’s see how they all stack up…
Calories – 8 calories/cup Vitamins & minerals – high in calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous.In 1 cup you get 50% of your daily vitamin A (2 times the amount of vitamin A in kale), good source of vitamin C
Other benefits – works well with many flavors (as you can see by the long list of salads & bowls we have at CHOP5)
Other benefits – Low carb (6g/cup) – High fiber (2g/cup) – It is full of antioxidants (check out my blog on these guys here) – Eating kale may help you fight chronic illnesses like cancer & heart disease
Calories – 20 calories/cup Vitamins & minerals – high in the B vitamins (B9, riboflavin aka B2, thiamin aka B1, vitamin C, vitamin K, pantothenic acid), one cup has about 12% of your daily copper values
After reading this you may notice that each of these greens has a lot in common! Most have a high nutrient profile for a low-calorie density and a handful of similar benefits. The bottom line is the best green is the one you enjoy eating! Another way to cover all the bases is to mix up your greens throughout the week. There are many other greens you can discover too such as iceberg, chard and watercress for example. For your favorite green you can always Build Your Own with us in the shop or swap out any greens on our signature salads free of charge. I would love to hear which Super Green is your go to and how you like to serve it up! Send any questions, comments and ideas my way to AbbyP@chop5.com.