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There are many ways to get rid of the bitter taste of collard greens - it seems sometimes like every Southern family has their own method. While some people enjoy the bitter taste, you can remove it by boiling or soaking the greens in water, then dumping out that water and continuing with fresh water. You can also add baking soda and salt to the greens before you boil them to help eliminate the taste. A third option is to soak the greens in a salt brine for a few hours before preparing them.