Swiss Chard

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. Good source of magnesium.

What To Look For
Crisp, tender leaves that are not overgrown. Bright color. Available year round, but tend to be tough and woody in hot summers.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Keep refrigerated in plastic bags to maintain moisture. Rinse as many times as necessary to remove sand. Remove thick, tough leaves.

Best Uses
Use raw in salads when small and tender. Cook in skillet with small amount of olive oil until just wilted, or steam using the moisture that clings to greens after washing.

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard, Garlic and Parmesan Cheese
Herbed Lemony Swiss Chard

Other Vegetables

Beans, Snap

Onions, Green
Peas, English
Peas, Sugar Snap

Swiss Chard
see also:  Spring Fruit Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce

An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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