Swiss Chard is a vegetable I had never heard of until it showed up on the table here at the market a couple years ago. I'm glad it did, because you can never have too many nutritious powerhouses in your arsenal of healthy greens. We should have it available for the rest of the year, in a beautiful rainbow of colors. _____________________________________________________________________________________
a superstar vegetable
Swiss chard is an excellent source of Iron, Potassium, Vitamins A, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin E and dietary fiber. It is a very good source of Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 and Protein. (Source: The World's Healthiest Foods, www.whfoods.org Information verified on : www.nutritiondata.com)
How to Cook (about 1lb of Swiss Chard):
Remove stems from leaves. Cut into one inch pieces. Begin sauteing the stems over medium heat with one teaspoon Olive Oil and one clove of minced garlic. Add When the stems become crisp-tender, add the greens with a little water. Cover, and continue cooking until the greens and stems are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, serve & enjoy!
There are many ways to enjoy the benefits of swiss chard . Some of our customer's enjoy swiss chard steamed and dressed with vinegar or lemon, sauteed with tomatoes and bacon, or added to soups, casseroles, and pasta.