What DO you do with Swiss Chard?
I have been asked this question many many times. Chard is great sauteed in a little olive oil. Beyond that is up to you. Garlic, onions and lemon juice are just a few of the flavors that pair wonderfully with chard. Other options for chard include Chard Potstickers, Chard Quiche and Pizza Rustica. Click on the option for the recipe.
A Swiss Chard ‘Did you know?”
- This leafy green was identified by a Swiss botanist and is a variety of Beta vulgaris.
- The plant has numerous monikers, including silverbeet, Roman kale, and strawberry spinach.
- The tall leafy vegetable is a part of the goosefoot family — aptly
named because the leaves resemble a goose’s foot. Other members are
beets and spinach.
- Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of
vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium,
iron, and dietary fiber.
- “Chard” comes from the Latin word cardus, meaning thistle.
- Swiss chard plants can grow to 28 inches high.
- One cup of chopped Swiss chard has just 35 calories and provides more
than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K. But skip this veggie if
you’re prone to kidney stones; it contains oxalates, which decrease the body’s absorption of calcium and can lead to kidney stones.
This week we will be bringing the following items to market:
Bright Lights Swiss Chard (of course!)
Cherry Belle Radishes
Kim’s Custom Salad Mix
Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
Hope to see you at the market!
Source: “Did you know?”