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

Preparation

Rinse rainbow chard in cold water, removing parts that have wilted or have holes. Slice the leaves 1-inch wide and stems a 1/2-inch.

Usage

Rainbow chard adds color to soups, salads, and pasta dishes. Boil or sauté for side dishes, or use raw, hearty leaves for wraps.

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%

Packed with antioxidants to support the brain, bone and blood health, Rainbow chard is also a significant source of vitamins K, A, and C.

Availability

  • january
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  • may
  • june
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  • september
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  • november
  • december

Flavor Profile

When raw, rainbow chard tastes bitter, tangy, and sometimes salty. Heat for a sweeter, nutty taste.