The nutritional profile of Swiss chard is stunning and rivals its much-heralded cousin, kale. One serving contains more than 600% of your daily requirement for vitamin K, 60% of your vitamin A, 38% of your magnesium, 10% of your calcium and much more!
How to Select
Look for bunches that have dark green leaves and brightly colored stems. Avoid Swiss chard bunches that are dried out, split or browning.
How to Store
Pat dry to remove excess moisture and refrigerate in a plastic bag up to 5 days.
How to Prepare
To prepare, wash and tear leaves from the stems. TCan be eaten raw or cooked. Before using chard, cut leaves away from the stems and wash leaves in cold water. Rinse stems and trim any blemishes. If cooking Swiss chard, stems are tougher than the leaves and require longer cooking time an additional five minutes of cooking.