The calorie content in collards varies based on the way it is prepared. One cup of chopped collards which is boiled and drained weighing around 190 grams contains 49 calories out of which a mere 6 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of similarly prepared collards is 0.7 gram of which the saturated fat content is 0.1 gram and polyunsaturated fat content is 0.3 gram. The sodium content in one cup of chopped collards is 30 mg, carbohydrate content in it is 9.3 grams, dietary fiber is 5.3 grams, sugar content is 0.8 gram and protein content is 4 grams. Collards are also known to be a rich source of Vitamin A and C and contain some amount of iron and calcium.
The calorie content mentioned above is for the Collards which are boiled and drained and do not contain any salt content. On adding salt to the above preparation of collards the calorie content would increase to some extent. You may also add other spices such as pepper, red chilli powder, coriander powder, etc to boiled collard in order to enhance its taste. Adding these spices would further increase its calorie content. Cooking collards with onion, tomato and garlic to prepare a delicious dish out of this healthy vegetable would mean adding some more calories to it. Though the calorie content would differ based on the number of tomato, onion, garlic added to it and also on the amount of oil and spices added.
The calorie content in raw collards is different. 100 grams of raw collards contains around 30 calories out of which just 4 calories come from fat. The total sodium content in an equal serving of collard is 20 mg, the total carbohydrate content in it is 6 grams, carbohydrate content is 4 grams and protein content is 2 grams.