7 Greens You’re Probably Not Eating (But Should Be) [Infographic]

St. Patrick’s Day, of course, is all about the green. Green clothes, green beer, and green tofu scrambles (though I haven’t actually tried this last one myself).

But today, we’re celebrating another kind of green — the healthy kind. Our NMA infographic team (which sounds way more legit than “Susan and Doug over a couple of beers, with Matt stepping in at the end to screw things up”) put together this St. Patrick’s Day infographic to help spread the word about seven tasty, healthy greens that don’t always get the attention they deserve.

(This after their breakout debut hit, “11 Vegan Egg Substitutions” —  check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet.)

With kale and spinach always hogging the spotlight, these seven greens often play second fiddle (or no fiddle at all). On this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re raising our glasses to changing that.

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Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day! And don’t forget to eat (not just drink) your greens.



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  1. Love this! I haven’t even heard of some of these. I love arugula- or rocket as we call it in the UK- it took me months to work out what it was when I was reading so many US food blogs!

  2. Ooh, yummy infographic! I tend to fall back on spinach, kale, bok choy and swiss chard as my green staples. Sometimes arugula gets thrown into the rotation too. I have never seen mache lettuce or mizuna, I will have to be on the look out for them! I know I can get turnip greens and mustard greens for sure. Thanks for info!

  3. Thanks for the post Matt. It’s also good to note that greens contain small amounts of toxins to protect from predation. So mixing up your greens is really important to prevent a buildup or overdose of toxic elements.

  4. I alternate the greens I use in my smoothie, collard greens and swiss chard are in the rotation along with spinach and kale. Beet greens are also good in smoothies, with or without beets. I’m going to see if I can find some of these others. I know I’ve seen mustard and turnip greens but haven’t heard of the others.

  5. Arugula makes for a good pesto.

  6. Belated thanks for the infographic guys! Used it in today’s blog post about swiss chard. In my experience many projects come together quite well when done over a few beers. 🙂

  7. We get none of those greens in Ireland.


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