Chard is a relative of beets and spinach. It has a slightly bitter and salty flavor that becomes stronger as the leaves mature.
Avoid brown or wilted leaves or leaves with small holes. To preserve freshness, store unused chard in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
See also Leafy Greens.
|Serving size:||100 g (about 3 cups)|
|Hydrochloric Acid||Stimulates production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.|
|Iron||1.8 mg||12%||Young swiss chard contains more iron.|
|Vitamin A||6116 IU||122%||Especially high in beta carotene.|
|Vitamin K||830 mcg||1038%|