Swiss Chard

Storage: Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Preparation: After washing the chard, stack it together, trim the ends of the stems, then cut the stems from the leaves. If there are thick ribs in the leaves, cut them out. Chard cooks fast, and can easily be sauteed, braised, or eaten raw.

Taste: Swiss chard leaves are tender and have a taste similar to spinach and beet greens. 

Nutritional Benefits: Swiss chard is low in calories and serves as a good source of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, phosphorus and vitamin E.