Green Chard

Description

A member of the beet family, chard is a leafy vegetable with stems that vary in color. It has a slightly bitter flavor and is best served sautéed or raw in a salad. It is also one of the most antioxidant rich foods, containing beta-carotene, vitamins E and C and many other disease fighting antioxidants.

Storage

Keep green chard refrigerated in an airtight plastic bag, unwashed and away from liquids. It should stay fresh for up to five days.

Preparation

Narrow, embossed leaves in striking blue-green hues. Green chard has a strong texture with a savoyed shape.

Usage

Juice raw leaves or mix in a salad for maximum nutrition. Slow-cook green chard with meat and carrots for a hearty meal.

Nutrition

Serving Size 2 cups, chopped
Amount/Serving
Calories 15
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 35%

Green chard has high values of vitamin K. Its antioxidant properties help to prevent heart disease and boost the immune system.

Availability

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Flavor Profile

Green chard tastes mild, buttery, and slightly bitter to some. To highlight a smooth, salty flavor, heat the green chard.