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.
Keep red chard refrigerated in an airtight plastic bag, unwashed and away from liquids. It should stay fresh for up to five days.
Rinse red chard in cold water, removing parts that have wilted or have holes. Slice the leaves 1-inch wide and stems a 1/2-inch.
Blanche for a few minutes to reduce bitterness. Pair with caramelized onion and garlic for a savory side dish.
|Serving Size||2 cups, chopped|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat 0||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0||0%|
|Trans Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Red chard is filled with phytonutrients to aid detoxification and digestion. It is a great source of vitamins K, A, and C.